Barbara Runkle

Barbara RunkleBarbara Jean Runkle, 69, of Littleton died at 5:36 p.m. Jan. 11, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

She was born Jan. 24, 1944, in Macomb, the daughter of Lewis and Bessie Campbell Moore. She married Dick Runkle on Nov. 29, 1972, in Littleton. He passed away on April 18, 2006.

She also was preceded in death by one brother, Elmer Moore.

Surviving are one daughter, Kay (and Monty) Smith of Littleton; three sons, Tom (and Heidi) McMurren and Gregory (and Amanda) Runkle, both of Littleton, and Kevin Runkle of Bloomington; one brother, Albert (and Bobbi) Moore of Macomb; and 10 grandchildren.

Barb & her husband owned and operated Runkle’s Fertilizer Service, Inc. until retiring in 2004.

She was an active member of Littleton United Methodist Church.

She was a volunteer at Rushville HELP Center.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Charla Meyers officiating. Burial will follow in Littleton Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Littleton United Methodist Church.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/15/2014

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