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James Runnells

September 25, 1928 — September 21, 2016

On Wednesday, September 21, 2016, James (Jim) Runnells died joining his beloved wife Joan (Timmie).

Born on September twenty-fifth, nineteen twenty eight, he is preceded in death by his parents Clarissa and Marion, sister Jody and his brother Milton.

He is survived by seven children Diana (Mike) Roberts, Janice Puttroff, Mark (Alysia) Runnells, Patti (Barry) Hardman, Carol (Ed) Salsbery, Jim (Jodi) Runnells and Rosemary (Darrell) Boger; twenty grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brother Jerry Runnells.

He joined the Navy in 1944 and was transfered to the Construction Battalion (Seabee’s). He served 4 years active duty then entered the Reserves retiring in 1976.

He went to work for KG&E/Westar in 1952 and after 38 years he retired in 1990.

He loved dancing with his wife, daughters and granddaughters. He liked to fish and boat in his retirement. But he enjoyed spending time with his family the most.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be said at 7:00 P.M., Monday (September 26, 2016) at the Broadway Colonial Funeral Home in Newton.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday (September 27, 2016) at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Newton. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Monday after 1:00 P.M., where the family will visit with friends between 2pm and 4pm.

A memorial has been established with the building fund of St. Mary’s Catholic Church or Caring Hands Humane Society. Contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Ks. 67114.
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