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Ollie Runions
March 10, 1928 May 18, 2012

Mehama, OR Ollie Runions, 84, passed away Friday, May 18 at home in Mehama, surrounded by his family. He was born in Uniontown, Arkansas to John and Minnie Runions. He married Annabell Schwartz in 1946, they settled in Turner, OR in 1948.  They later divorced in 1972. Ollie married Leona Davenport in 1977 and they made their home in Mehama, OR.

Ollie worked for Simpsons Lumber in Lyons until they closed in 1965 and then worked for North Santiam Plywood Lumber in Mill City, retiring in 1990. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and spending time with his family.

Ollie is survived by three children: Dale (Ginger) Runions of Bend, Joanne (Bob) Martinez of Turner,  and Annabell Linn (Todd) Rickman of Monmouth. Stepchildren:  Ed (Iva) Davenport of Detroit, Otto Davenport of Mehama and Lynda (Harley) Hershfelt of Mehama. Sister: Ruth Campbell of Turner. 15 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Annabell and second wife Leona, brothers: Lindsey, Floyd, Paul and Sidney Gene and sisters: Lucille, Crystal, Marylou, Alice and Annie Lee.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Mehama Community Church, Mehama. Private graveside service to be held at Twin Oaks Cemetery in Turner. Memorial contributions may be made to:  Odyssey Hospice, 707 13th St. SE, Suite 280, Salem, OR 97301 or to Mehama Community Church 11336 Morris St., Mehama, OR 97384. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.
 

 


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