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Carol Rea Runyan

Carol Rea Runyan
Bethany, MO: Carol Rea Runyan, 89, Bethany, MO passed away Monday, April 4, 2022.
She was born on September 28, 1932, in Harrison County, Missouri the daughter of Robert
O. and Alta Shuey (Madison) Foster.
On December 1, 1951, she married Delbert Clair Runyan in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He
preceded her in death on October 25, 2002.
Carol graduated from high school in 1950. She was a member of the Martinsville United
Methodist Church, Harrison County Community Hospital Auxiliary, E.C. Society and a library
volunteer. She enjoyed her bible study group, gardening, cooking, baking for the Crestview
residents, sewing and doll making.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; infant twin brother, Darryl Lea; sisters, Esta
Mae Williams and Lois Jean Parks; in-laws, Robert and Naomi Runyan; five brothers-in-law and
two sisters-in-law.
Carol is survived by her children, Jeanie Lou (Ed) Barber, New Hampton, MO, Ronald Lea
(Sandy) Runyan, Bethany, MO and Karen Lynne (Bruce) Nail, Bethany, MO; sister-in-law, Beverly
Runyan, Bethany, MO; grandchildren, Casey Nichols, Martinsville, MO, Corey (Jamie) Nichols,
Bethany, MO, Cully (Julie) Nichols, Martinsville, MO, Reggie Runyan, Martinsville, MO, Ronnette
Maples, Arizona, Sabrina (Dusty) Ellis, Bethany, MO, Brian Nail, Bethany, MO, Crissy (Chad)
Wooderson, Blue Springs, MO, and Dustin (Nikki) Nail, Gilman City, MO; step-grandchildren,
Brooke Shipers-Johnson, Ashley Pittsenbarger, Shelby Shipers-Burrows, and Brady Shipers; 27
great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and classmates and dear friends, Lois
Blessing, Beverly Butler, Colleen Smith, and Phyllis Daniel.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 8 at Roberson Funeral Home,
Bethany, MO. Burial will follow in Kidwell Cemetery, Martinsville, MO. The family will receive
friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to
Martinsville United Methodist Church and/or Kidwell Cemetery in care of Roberson Funeral
Home, P.O. Box 46, Bethany, MO 64424. Online condolences may be left at

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