Carla Marie (Runkel) Vasquez (1966 - 2016)

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Carla Marie Runkel Vasquez, 49, of Vandalia, passed away on Friday, April 1, 2016, at her home.
Cremation rites will be accorded. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, at Bethel Baptist Church in Vandalia, with Sidney Hutchison officiating. Memorials: The family. Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at
Mrs. Vasquez was born on June 25, 1966, in Omaha, Neb., the daughter of Carl A. and Edith (Stevens) Runkel. She married Joel Fox on June 22, 1985; they later divorced. She married Jacob Vasquez on April 15, 2004; he preceded her in death on Feb. 22, 2015.
Carla graduated from high school in Rantoul, and she worked at Walmart in Effingham and later at Graham Packaging. She enjoyed working on counted cross-stitch and needlework, and watching movies; and was a wonderful cook.
She is survived by her parents; son, Robert Fox of Vandalia; daughter, Samantha Fox of Ft. Collins, Colo.; grandchildren, Azlyn Fox and Alexus "Lexi" Arndt of Vandalia; and brothers, Steven Runkel and his wife Kena, and Shawn Runkel and his wife Naomi, both of Vandalia.
She was preceded in death by her husband; grandparents; and a niece, Nicole "Nicki" Runkel.
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Hohlt & File Funeral Home Ltd
204 North Fourth Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
(618) 283-3434
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Published in The Leader-Union from Apr. 5 to Apr. 13, 2016