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Carolyn Rose Runkle, 85, formerly of Akron, passed at 7:10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, at Chase Center Nursing Home of Logansport.
She was born July 22, 1932, in Fulton to R. Emmett and Mildred (Callaway) Burns. Carolyn was married Nov. 4, 1950, in Fulton to Robert E. Runkle; he preceded her in death on Aug. 17, 1984. She was a homemaker and a farm wife. She had also worked in retail sales at Hallmark, Raker's Boutique and Dress Shop, and the News Stand of Rochester. She was a 1950 graduate of Fulton High School. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church where she was a part of the UMW. She served on the Fulton County 4-H Fair Board and had also been a leader. She enjoyed gardening, farm work, sewing, baking pies, spending time with her grandchildren and fellowship.
Survivors include daughter Jan and husband Charles Thomas, Kewanna; sons Tom and wife Susie Runkle, Fulton, and Phil Runkle, Akron; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister Doris Cassassa, Monticello; brother Dick Burns, Logansport.
She was preceded in death by husband Robert E. Runkle, and sisters Mary Jo Bean, Dorothy A. Miller and Shirley Naughgle.
Private family services will take place. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery, Akron.
The family will gather to receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 242 W. Pleasant Hill Road, Akron.
Arrangement are entrusted to Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.
Share a memory or send an online condolence at: www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com
Published on February 27, 2018
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