Wife of Larry "Nick" Runyon
FORREST — Jo Ann Runyon, 74, of Forrest, passed away at 12:05 p.m. Saturday (May 6, 2017) at her home. Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Forrest. Pastor Corrine Blissard will officiate. Burial will be in Forrest Township Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the church. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be left to the family. Jo Ann was born Nov. 25, 1942, in Fairbury, the daughter of Virgil and Emily Sinnett Jupin. She married Larry “Nick” Runyon on Feb. 7, 1959, in Forrest. He survives. Also surviving are her children, Judy Arnette, Gina (Ricardo) Gomez and Jeff Runyon, all of Forrest, and Twyla Runyon-Pae, California; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and sister, Ruth Hanshew, Forrest. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, one sister and two grandchildren. Jo Ann attended St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Forrest. She loved every minute with her family and anyone who walked through her open door. Jo Ann loved playing cards.
Jo Ann touched many people in her life and those people along with her family will miss her deeply. The family would like to thank Compassion Hospice and their nurses; Dr. Brewer, Natalie and the rest of his staff; and Evan at OSF Therapy.
A register book is available at www.duffypilsmemorial.com