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Mary Jane Runyan

July 29, 1941 — January 7, 2023

Mary Jane Runyan, age 81, of Albion, IN passed away at 11:07 pm on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.  Born on July 29, 1941, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of James M. Albert and Helen (Deck) Potter.

Mary had been an Allen County resident before she moved to Noble County in 2004.  She attended Central High School, Fort Wayne. On January 19, 1959, she married James F. Runyan in Fort Wayne. Mary worked for JJR, Wayne Bunn, and Lutheran Hospital early in her career before working at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, in addition to selling Mary Kay Cosmetics.

She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and past member of Village Green Free Methodist Church. Mary enjoyed cooking, fishing, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her children Jay H. (Rene) Runyan of Ossian, Vicki L. (Joe) Fawley of Winamac, Judy L. Runyan of Marion, Thomas R. (Joyce) Runyan of Quincy, FL; 7 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; brother Don (Cheryl) Potter of Columbia City.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 57 years, James Runyan, son Mark Runyan, sister Carolyn Hall, brother-in-law Harley Runyan, Jr. and sister-in-law, Sharon Runyan.

Friends may call from 10:00 am-12:00 pm on Friday, January 13, 2023, at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.

Funeral services for Mary will be held at 12:00 pm on Friday, January 13, 2023, at the funeral home.

Burial will follow in Thorn Cemetery, Ormas, Noble County.

Memorial contributions in memory of Mary may be made to her family.

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