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Frances Louise Runk

August 25, 1926 August 20, 2018
Frances Louise Runk
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Obituary for Frances Louise Runk

France Louise Hayes Runk went to be with the Lord on August 20, 2018. She was born to Dave and Pearl Hayes in Manning, Texas.

Frances left the community of Manning and Lufkin, Texas for Houston where
she became a longtime resident. Frances will be long remembered as a lovely, gracious lady enjoying life to the fullest….. with her hair always up high on her head, not driving until her later years (and very little then), and perfectly dressed.

The Runk home was a welcoming home to anyone at all times especially during the Holidays and Special occasions, a home filed with good food, faith, spirit of joy and laughter.

Frances was a longtime member of St. Christopher Episcopal Church. For the last ten years she continued her worship at Clarewood House Church Service. She graduated from Lufkin High School in 1944. Frances continued Insurance designations in 1945 she was the founding member of The Insurance Women of Houston, The Insurance Women of Houston president from 1950-1951, Outstanding Member of Insurance Women of Houston 1953, National Association of Insurance Women president 1957-1958, Chaired and Served all committees of the Insurance Women of Houston and National Association of Insurance Women. After 60 years in the business world she retired from the insurance industry. Frances taught english to Catholic Priest when they arrived from Mexico – she spoke NO Spanish. She supported China, Burma and India Association Trinity Pines in Trinity, TX a tall cross stands in honor of Frances and Douglas Runk.

Frances is survived by three sisters, Bobby Story, Joreen Bozeman, Mary Still; one brother, David Hayes; a multitude of nieces, nephews and friends. She is preceded in death by parents, Dave and Pearl Hayes; stepmother, Zula Hayes; husband, Douglas J. Runk of 58 years; two sisters; three brothers.

A Graveside Service will be held Friday, August 24, 2018 at 12:30 at the Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr., Houston, Texas.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Clarewood House, 7400 Clarewood Drive, Houston TX.

Frances loved Clarewood House and the family wishes to give their thanks for the devotion and service they extended to Frances.

Memorial Gifts may be made to Trinity Pines Conference Center, Memorial Fund of Frances Runk, 4341 FM 356, Trinity, TX 75862.

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12:30 PM 8/24/2018 12:30:00 PM
Houston National Cemetery

10410 Veterans Memorial Drive
Houston, Tx 77038

Houston National Cemetery
10410 Veterans Memorial Drive Houston 77038 Tx
United States





2:00 PM 8/25/2018 2:00:00 PM
Clarewood House

7400 Clarewood Drive
Housrton, TX 77036

Clarewood House
7400 Clarewood Drive Housrton 77036 TX
United States

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