Lois Rankin Chavern, 93, of State College, PA died Thursday, April 4, 2013. A retired teacher at Penn State University, she was born May 6, 1919 in Elizabeth Township. Daughter of the late Ralph Russell and Florence Caroline Ostergren Rankin, mother of the late Donald A. Gmitter, she is survived by her grandchildren, Glenn Gmitter and Krysti Giese , also by 4 great grandchildren. A service will take place Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA 15132 with the Rev. Dr. William B. Little officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Vernon Cemetery.