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Betty Jean Ross Runkle
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Birth: May 27, 1920
Huntington County
Indiana, USA
Death: Oct. 2, 2005
Grant County
Indiana, USA

Betty (Ross) Runkle and her husband Kermit were our neighbors when my sisters and I were little, we lived on Campbell Ave, in the Brinker Heights housing addition in Marion, IN. You couldn't have asked for better neighbors. They really took an interest in us girls. I guess I looked to them as Grandparents since my real grandparents lived in Michigan. Every child needs a Grandparent to look up to. I'm so thankful that God brought them into our lives.


The following is her obituary taken out of the Chronicle-Tribune of Marion, IN.
Dated: Tuesday, Oct 4, 2005


Betty J. Runkle
May 27, 1920 - Oct. 2, 2005

Betty J. Runkle, 85, 505 N. Bradner Ave., died at 8:00 p.m. Sunday in Bradner Village Health Care Center.

She was born in Huntington to the late Truman A. and Josephine (Knight) Ross. She married Kermit Runkle in 1936. He died in October 2000.

She retired from Delta Electric in 1977. She was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church.

Survivors include son, PHillip (Betty) Runkle, Olean, NY. Sister, Peggy (Roger) Johnson, Marion; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by sons, DeWayne and Wendall; brother, Dwight "Bud" Ross; and grandson, Phillip A. Runkle.

Services are at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday in Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., with Dr Tom Mansbarger officiating. Burial is in Lancaster Cemetery, Huntington County.

Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at .


I'll be trying to locate the cemetery and go and take a picture of her headstone myself. I'm sure she's buried next to Kermit and it'll give me a chance to visit them. I was unable to go to either of their funerals. I'll also be setting up a page for Kermit.

Thank you in advance for leaving flowers. She definitely deserves them. She grew the most gorgeous roses.

Family links: 
  Kermit K. Runkle (1916 - 2000)*
  DeWayne Allen Runkle (1938 - 1945)*
*Calculated relationship
Lancaster Cemetery
Huntington County
Indiana, USA
Maintained by: Heather (Angel_Graver)
Originally Created by: Aria - Patched Angel
Record added: Jul 27, 2006
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Betty Jean <i>Ross</i> Runkle
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