Welcome to Smith Miner

Rosella Marie Runyon, 96, of Midland passed away Saturday, December 12, 2020.  She was born September 17, 1924 in Gladwin, MI to John and Olive Plude. Rosella married Jack Runyon in 1946 and they shared 74 wonderful years.


They are survived by sons, Steve (Sue) Runyon of Houston, TX, Gary (Carole) Runyon of Fayetteville, TN, Rex Runyon of Derby, KS, Mark (Kelly) Runyon of Austin, TX, Edward (Jean) Runyon of Raton, NM, and daughter Kay Allen of Houston, TX. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; siblings Barbara Jean Owens, Josephine Weckesser, Delores (Ron) Bigelow, Richard (Patsy) Plude, Karen Mitchell. and sisters-in-law Margaret Plude.


She was preceded by her parents; brothers Bernard, Leo, Walter, Edward, Nelson (Jack) Plude, Nick Parker; sisters Elaine Wolfe, Rita Bloing, Margaret Owens, and Sally Parker.


A funeral service will be held at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary church on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 11am with Father Joe Griffin officiating. Friends can visit with the family at the church from 10:30am until time of service. An entombment at New Calvary Cemetery will take place immediately following the service.


In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Pardee Cancer Treatment or The Arc of Midland.


Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Runyon family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com

Condolence Messages

  1. Charlie and Sharon Weckesser

    17 December 2020 7 months ago

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother and we pray for comfort for the family . Your mother was always a very kind and caring lady who will be missed .

  2. Amanda Dice

    16 December 2020 7 months ago

    Im so sorry for your loss!
    I had the pleasure of doing Rosella and Jacks hair for the last decade and they we’re the most beautiful couple I’ve ever met.
    They will be missed dearly ❤

  3. Patricia (Plude) Munger

    15 December 2020 8 months ago

    My family and I want to extend our sympathies to you all. Aunt Rosella and Uncle Jack were two beautiful people and were much-loved by us all. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  4. Lori (Plude) Stout

    15 December 2020 8 months ago

    I am so sorry for your families loss. I just loved your mom and dad, wonderful beautiful people. Rest In Peace Aunt Rosella

Leave Your Condolence

Please share your message of condolence with the family, It will be visible to the public but your email address will not be published.

*Required Field