Jane S. Rannow
Jane Stanton Rannow, 96, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2011 at her home in Pinehurst. She was born Sept. 3, 1914, in New York City, daughter of H. Sumner and Beatrice Sternberg.
Mrs. Rannow was a graduate of the Dalton School and Grand Central School of Art. In 1935 she married Lewis P. Stanton and lived in Harrison and Scarsdale, N.Y., while raising her family. After her husband’s death in 1957, she moved to Larchmont, N.Y., and married Robert L. Rannow in 1959. They divided their time between Vermont and North Carolina before taking up permanent residence in Pinehurst in the mid-1980s.
She was a member of the Scarsdale Congregational Church, the Scarsdale Women’s Club and a number of other community and civic groups. She had a life-long interest in sports and was an excellent golfer, tennis player, and was a North Carolina champion table tennis player in her age group. She was an avid skier and enjoyed skiing with her husband in Vermont and at many of the major ski resorts in this country and Canada. She was a member of the Stratton Mountain Country Club in Vermont and the Pinehurst Country Club. She is also a member of the Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Rannow was a devoted mother and grandmother and was always planning the next family holiday gathering. A renowned hostess, she regularly entertained a dozen or more friends at dinner parties at her home.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Robert L. Rannow, of Pinehurst; her daughter, Elizabeth S. Bartlett and her husband, Frederick, of Brunswick, Maine, and their children, Jeffrey and his wife, Kirsten, of Columbus, Ohio, Frederick II of Harwich, Mass., and Robert Reed, of Brunswick, Maine; her daughter, Linda S. Maynard and her husband, Frank, of West Lebanon, N.H. and Cary, and their children, Fran III and his wife, Cicely, of Durham, and Cynthia Ward and her husband, Christopher, of Elkridge, Md. She is also survived by grandchildren, Megan Roberts, of Brooklyn, N.Y., and John Garrison, of Colorado; six great-grandchildren; and two nieces, Barbara Wells, of Vashon Island, Wash., and Margaret Wells, of New York, N.Y. She was predeceased by her first husband of 22 years, Lewis; her son, Frederick L. Stanton, formerly of California; and her sister, Shirley Sharaf, formerly of Rockport, Mass.
Her life can be summed up very simply. She was a terrific mother to three children and a world class wife to two husbands. What more can you say?
Funeral services are private. Memorial contributions may be made to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, North Carolina 28374.
Online condolences may be made at www.bolesfuneralhome.com.
Boles Funeral Home of Pinehurst is assisting the family.