JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
James M. Runnels

James M. RUNNELS, 69, died at his home in Boyd at 1 pm today after an 
illness of several weeks.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 pm 
at the Pentecostal Church in Boyd of which he was a member.  Burial will 
be at Kirk Cemetery near Ina.  The body will remain at the Osborn Funeral 
Home in Dix until shortly before the funeral hour.

Mr. RUNNELS was married to Cora PICKETT in 1901.  She survives him along 
with seven sons and one daughter.  The sons are Ennes of Fairfield; Harl, 
Lonnie and Onnie, Carson and Carl, of St. Louis; and Lawrence E. of Ft. 
Leonard Wood, MO.  The daughter is Dicie MILLER of Mt. Vernon.  Lonnie and 
Onnie are twins, as are Carson and Carl.  Also surviving is one brother 
W. A. RUNNELS, Mt. Vernon.

He had been a farmer for several years but prior to that worked 22 years 
at the Mt. Vernon Car Manufacturing Company.

He was the son of the late James Henry and Emmeline (PAGE) RUNNELS, and 
was born March 31, 1873 in Spring Garden Township.

Source: Mt. Vernon, IL Register News
Date: Thursday - 04 Jun 1942
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta
 

 

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