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Jeanne K. Runkle

September 5, 1922 March 29, 2018
Jeanne K.  Runkle
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Obituary for Jeanne K. Runkle

Peoria- Jeanne K. Runkle, age 95, passed away at 4:25 AM, Thursday, March 29, 2018 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

Jeanne was born September 5, 1922 in Peoria a daughter of Willard T. and Marie O’Connor Waugh. She married George Runkle on March 20, 1944 in Peoria. He preceded her in death in 2009.

Jeanne is survived by one daughter, Sue Blasco of Peoria, two sons, Jim (Marcey) Runkle of Peoria and Tim (Jana Bruesch) Runkle of Morton; five grandchildren Scott, Josh, Ben, Jason, and Zaira; four great-grandchildren, Paige, Brooke, Kyle and Ellie; daughter-in-law, Lee Ann Runkle of Ft. Lauderdale, FL., and two sisters, Barbara Woodward of Peoria and Rosie Dersch of Dunlap. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George, sister Mary Kathryn, brother, Willard, two sons, Dave and Tom Runkle, one granddaughter, Jayme Marie and one son-in-law, William Blasco.

Jeanne attended Bradley University and was a valued employee of Dr. Richard Kilgus, DCFS, Garrott Jewelers, and Diva for many years, while raising five sometimes independently thinking children.

Visitation will be from 5 – 7 PM, Monday, April 2, 2018 at Wright & Salmon Mortuary in Peoria. A Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with a half hour prior visitation. Fr. James Pallardy will officiate and burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in West Peoria.

The family would like to give their appreciation to the staff of OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home for their dedication and expertise that made our Mother’s final days peaceful and comfortable.

Memorials may be made to Heart of Illinois Harvest, 2606 W. Altorfer Dr., Peoria, IL, 61615 or OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, 8630 N. Illinois Rt 91, Peoria, IL 61615.

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

2

Apr

5:00 PM 4/2/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 4/2/2018 7:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N. North Street
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N. North Street Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

3

Apr

10:00 AM 4/3/2018 10:00:00 AM - 10:30 AM 4/3/2018 10:30:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Tuesday

3

Apr

10:30 AM 4/3/2018 10:30:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Mary Cemetery Final Resting Place

421 N. Sterling Ave
West Peoria, IL 61604

421 N. Sterling Ave West Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Heart of Illinois Harvest

2606 W Altorfer Dr,
Peoria, IL 61615

OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home

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