Barbara M. Dorty Runyon

Barbara M. Dorty Runyon Lansing Mrs. Runyon, age 57, died January 31, 2014. A resident of Lansing since 1959, Barbara was a member of Robinson Memorial COGIC and a Sexton High School graduate. She attended Davenport College and was a retiree of Wyeth Laboratories. She loved sewing and jewelry making. Barbara was preceded in death by her grandparents, Elder Bennie and Velma Poach. Survivors include: her husband, Gerald Runyon; mother and step-father, Elizabeth and James McMurray; father, Robert Dorty of Cleveland, Ohio; sister, Phyllis Dorty; special nephews, Terrance Dorty of Detroit, Michigan, and Taurian Amunga of New York City, New York; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Mrs. Runyon will be held Friday, February 7, 1:30pm, at Robinson Memorial Church of God in Christ, 509 S. Charles St., Lansing, Michigan 48912. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the start of the funeral. Arrangements entrusted to Riley Funeral Home. Memories and condolences may be shared at

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Published in Lansing State Journal on Feb. 7, 2014