Ferne C. Runk, 86

February 23, 2009

OCT. 26, 1922-FEB. 20, 2009

WILLOW HILL, Pa. - Ferne C. Runk, 86, of 14534 Shady Pine Road, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, at University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia.

Born Oct. 26, 1922, in Burnt Cabins, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Dallas and Annie Shore Carlin.

Her husband, Ray C. Runk, died April 26, 1999.

She had been employed as a cook at the former Howard Johnson's Restaurant.

She was a member of Fair Ridge Assembly of God, where she was a former Sunday school teacher.

She is survived by four children, Leona R. Rosenberry and John H. Runk, both of Willow Hill, and Almeda Rupert and Beverly S. Crouse, both of Spring Run, Pa.; two sisters, Nelda Snyder of Shade Gap, Pa., and Violet Pool of Fort Loudon, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.


Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Fair Ridge Assembly of God, Shade Gap. Pastor Karey Shaffer and the Rev. Marlin Neil will officiate. Burial will follow in Upper Path Valley Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Agett-Geisel Funeral Home, Dry Run, Pa., and one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church.

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