Friday, June 9, 2017

I. Arlene Runner (May 30, 2017)

I. Arlene Runner, of New Madison, Ohio, entered into the arms of her Savior on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 2:40 AM at Heartland of Greenville. She was born on February 12, 1933 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Robert Bruce & Opal Alice (Pretzman) Skidmore.

Arlene is survived by her daughters and son in law, Deborah Rhoades of Monticello, Minnesota, and Denise & Roger Stahl of Greenville; son and daughter in law, David & Susie Runner of Louisville, Kentucky; grandchildren, Amanda Rhoades, Alyssa Rhoades, Tyler (Rachel) Kuhn, Devanny (Tommy) Boisert, Jeremy Stahl and Kyle (Jessica) Stahl; great grandchildren, Brooks Kuhn, Isabel Ochieng, Isaiah Ochieng, Waylon Stahl and Hunter Stahl; brother and sister in law, William & Betty Skidmore of Maryland; sister, Teresa Geraldine VanDine of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Runner whom she married on August 25, 1951 and son in law, Michael Rhoades.

Arlene was a member of the Palestine Church of Christ where she played the organ and was a former Sunday school teacher. She worked at Council of Rural Services for 13 years, Darke County Mental Health for 7 years, Sheller Globe in Union City for 12 years and then Fram for 11 years. She was a member of the Eastern Star and Darke County Farm Bureau. Arlene loved music and was a piano teacher. She was very proud of the fact that she received her Associates Degree from Edison Community College at the age of 60.

There will be a service held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Mike Simmons officiating. Burial will follow in the Palestine Cemetery, Palestine, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Friday, June 2, 2017 from 5-8 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Tri-Village Rescue or Palestine Church of Christ. Condolence for the family may be sent through