Norma Joyce Runn

Funeral services for Norma Joyce Runn, 95, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Runn died Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Delmar Gardens of Overland Park.

She was born December 10, 1919, in Glen Elder, KS, the daughter of Charles and Erma (Hosler) Fox. Her family later moved to Oskaloosa, KS where she attended school. After high school, she lived and worked in Fresno, CA and Topeka before marrying and moving to Lawrence.

Mrs. Runn worked for several years in bookkeeping for KP&L. She attended cosmetology school in 1961 and was a hairdresser in Lawrence until her retirement in 2004.

She married Lawrence Edwin “Larry” Runn on November 4, 1949 in Lawrence at the First United Methodist Church. Larry died December 25, 2014.

Survivors include a daughter, Diane Kearns and husband Don of St. Augustine, FL; granddaughter, Kristen Kearns of Overland Park, KS; and grandson, Ryan Kearns of Chicago, IL.

She was preceded in death by her husband Larry of 65 years; brother, Holland Fox; and sisters, Barbara Miller and Oleta Holladay.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Grace Hospice, sent in care of the funeral home.

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From Mary...

I am so sorry about the death of your mother. I wish for you peace, courage, and comfort during this most difficult time. You have my sympathy.

Mary Pilch

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