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Mitchal Runnels
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Birth: 1909
Death: Feb. 16, 1927
Garden City
Finney County
Kansas, USA

Mitcheal Runnels was a young man that as the story goes had purchased a used 1924 Chevrolet in Garden City Kansas at the local GM Dealer. He left Kemper Electric and within the hour crossed the railroad tracks and was hit by a train. They say his Father went to the local wrecking yard and asked for the engine from his son's car and when Mitcheal was buried his father poured a concrete base and placed the engine on it. It has had flowers put on it every year I can remember and I was born in 1946. I am in the process of looking up more information about what happened. Please say a prayer for him.... Reading suggested by Mosquito Zapper: The engine and the story behind it was featured in a book "Soul In The Stone: Cemetery Art From American's Heartland" by John Gary Brown. It's on page 130-31. Also there is an article written. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=mytSAAAAIBAJ&sjid=pHUDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4418%2C5952113 
 
Burial:
Valley View Cemetery
Garden City
Finney County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: Wheezerdog
Record added: Sep 05, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9425857
Mitchal Runnels
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Mitchal Runnels
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Mitchal Runnels
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- mj
 Added: Mar. 13, 2015
Rest in Peace
- Mike Barrett
 Added: Jan. 28, 2015

- Amanda
 Added: Nov. 6, 2014
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