Ina V. Runyon, 87
Blue Earth Ina V. Runyon, age 87, of Blue Earth, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 at United Hospital District in Blue Earth. Funeral Services were held on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 at Hope United Methodist Church of Blue Earth, Rev. Russ Jacobsen presided. Burial took place at Lake Belt Cemetery in Ceylon. Online condolences may be left at www.pattonfh.com.
Ina was born on Feb. 17, 1930 to Ira and Olive (Kately) Earll in Boone County, Iowa.
Ina was raised and educated in Boone County, Iowa. She farmed near Ogden and was married to LuVerne Runyon on Feb. 22, 1946 in Ogden, Iowa. The couple farmed near Ogden until moving to Elk River in 1967 where Ina, along with LuVerne, worked at the Cargill Research Farm. She later began working as a metal fabricator at several fabricator companies in the Twin Cities area. In 1972, they returned to farming in Zimmerman, where they retired in 1986. The couple moved to Blue Earth in 2006. Ina had been a member of the Methodist Church in each community where she resided.
Ina is survived by her two sons, Sonny (Leona) and Daniel (Marlene); six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sisters, LuLubel Kelley and Rosie (Darrel) Hacklander; sister-in-law, Donna Foust; and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.
Ina is preceded in death by her husband, LuVerne; son, Wendell; brothers, Silas, Alfred, John, Ira, Louie, and Fred; sisters, Ann McKoy, Elsie Van Cannon, Mary Runyon, and Alice Tilley.