Judith Runkle

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SIDNEY — Judith "Judy" Ann Runkle, 68, of 7107 Tawawa-Maplewood Road, Sidney, passed away at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at her home with her family by her side.

She was born on June 19, 1946 in Habersham, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Charlie and Leatha (Ridnour) Wilburn.

On April 13, 1994, Judy was married to Mark R. Runkle, who survives along with their three daughters, Linda (Bill) Smith of Minster, Ohio, Becky Morrison and Joyce (James) Ostendorf, both of Sidney; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Junior (Ruby) Wilburn, Marshal Wilburn and Soni, Larry (Cass) Wilburn, all three of Sidney; and one sister, Marie Wilburn, of Kentucky.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Delbra Edwards and Loretta Bey, one brother, Miles Wilburn and one granddaughter, Tava Dulin.

Judy was a realtor with Realty 2000 Group in Sidney. Helping people find a place to call home was a job that brought her a lot of joy. Judy was a long-time member of Sidney Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Sidney Moose Lodge. Judy was a kind-hearted person who touched so many lives. In her spare time she enjoyed flower gardening. Most of all she was dedicated to her family and spending time with them, especially her grandchildren, who had a special place in her heart. Judy will be forever remembered by her friends and family as a truly wonderful person, and a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Cromes Funeral Home 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney, with Pastor Dave Moran officiating. Burial will be at Rosedale Cemetery in Conover, Ohio.

The family will receive friends on Monday, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wilson Hospice in memory of Judith Ann Runkle. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Runkle family at the funeral home's website,

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Cromes Funeral Home Inc
302 S. Main Ave.
Sidney, OH 45365
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Published in Sidney Daily News from Aug. 28 to Aug. 29, 2014