Empire – Nancy Marie Rankin, age 65, passed away unexpectedly on July 5, 2021 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Michigan. Nancy was born on April 4, 1956 in Detroit to the late Stuart Courtis and Grace Marie (Harper) Rankin. She was a bright, creative girl, fun-loving and strong-willed. She liked to bend the rules and live life on the edge. She was very funny and loved to tell stories, usually true but often exaggerated. Whether it was speeding in her Mustang down the highway, riding her horse into the post office, or sailing in the wildest of winds, life was always an adventure when it came to Nancy. She loved living life to the fullest.