Elva Ruth Ranson

February 18, 1927 - December 29, 2021

Elva Ruth Ranson, 94, of Owensboro, passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born February 18, 1927 in Daviess County to the late Edgar and Eunice McFarland Ranson. Elva was a member of Owensboro Cumberland Presbyterian Church and was retired from General Electric Co. She enjoyed watching television, especially game shows, and was an avid U.K. basketball fan. Elva was also preceded in death by four brothers, Harold, Harford, John C., and Bobby Ranson, a nephew, Jim Ranson, and a great nephew, James Alan Sauer.

Surviving are four nieces, Sharon Sauer (Presley) of Owensboro, Donna England (Dan) of Tennessee, Rebecca Wolfe (Patrick) and Randa Sue Ranson (Manny Alvarado), both of Evansville; great nieces and nephews, John Sauer (Nicole), Sondra Jones, Stacy Ranson, Jennifer Higgins (Dan), Laurie Shepherd (Taneea), John Buchanan (Amy), Amanda Ortiz (Carlos), and Annisa Fletcher Derby (Brian); and numerous great great nieces and nephews.

Services will be 2 PM Monday, January 3, at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in McLean County. Visitation will be from 10 AM until 2 PM Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Owensboro Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 910 Booth Avenue, Owensboro, KY 42301 or to St. John United Methodist Church, 2160 Griffith Avenue, Owensboro, KY 42301. Memories and condolences to the family can be shared at