Pat Puckett Runyan

Pat Puckett Runyan, 71, passed away Friday, December 21, 2012, at the Masonic Home of Shelbyville after a battle with cancer and Alzheimer?s diseases. She was a native of Shelbyville, the daughter of the late Marshall Beard and Ruby Kimberlin Puckett. She was also preceded in death by her younger brother, Mike. She graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1959 and went to work in Oak Ridge, Tenn., where she worked at the Y-12 Plant where her aunt and uncle had worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II. She worked for the American Breeders Service and the League of Kentucky Sportsmen, which led her to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources where she worked for more than two decades. She loved her connection with the sportsmen and sportswomen of Kentucky. She ran the Louisville branch at Bowman Field for many years before being transferred to Frankfort where she retired. Pat often gave gifts with a wildlife theme and was known for wearing her hand-made enameled green frog earrings. Her other interests were playing bridge, working crossword puzzles and reading. The love of her life, though, was her family. She recently returned to Shelbyville after living in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for two years with her son, Tom. She relished time with her daughter, Becky Janes, of Shelbyville, who gave her three wonderful grandsons, Evan, Will and Lloyd. ÿPat devoted countless hours to her grandsons and enjoyed their frequent visits. She is also survived by her sister, Judy Puckett Spencer of Louisville; her nieces and nephews Marty, Angie, Diana, David, Mindy, Shane, Karlee and Matt; and a host of Puckett cousins with whom she spent an early Christmas party on December 1. Pat will be remembered by her family and friends as someone who loved life and who loved laughter. Her celebration of life will be Monday, December 24 at 10 a.m. at Shannon Funeral Home in Shelbyville where visitation will be Sunday, December 23 from 2-9 p.m. Burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to the Masonic Home of Shelbyville.

Funeral Home

Shannon Funeral Service - Shelbyville
1124 W Main St  Shelbyville, KY 40065
Published in The Sentinel-News from Dec. 24 to Dec. 31, 2012