Betty Runion, age 82, of Erwin, passed away on Monday, July 3, 2017 at her residence. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Joe and Minnie Alice Tinker Wardrupe. She was a loving mother, wife and grandmother. Betty was a member of Shallow Ford Baptist Church. She enjoyed being a mother, spending time with her family, collecting antiques, and being a good homemaker. In addition to parents, Betty is preceded in death by sisters Gladys Runion, Eva Bowman, Viola Wardrupe, Irene Howell, Dolly Allen, and a brother Howard Wardrupe.
Betty Runion has left behind to cherish her memories:
Husband: Carroll Runion of Erwin;
Sons: Douglas Runion of Las Vegas, NV;
Dan Runion of Erwin, TN;
Grandchildren: Jeff Runion and Brett Runion of Las Vegas, NV;
Sarah Runion and Tyler Runion of Yardley, PA;
Brother: Edward Wardrupe of Erwin, TN;
Sisters: Georgia Arrwood of Erwin, TN;
Revonda Engle and husband, Ike of Erwin, TN;
Pauline McIntosh of Erwin, TN;
Several Nieces and Nephews.
The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Betty Runion in a graveside service to be held on Friday, July 7, 2017, at 3:00 PM, at Monte Vista Memorial Park, Johnson City, TN. Reverend Zach Smith will officiate. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 11:00 AM and will continue until 1:00 PM. Those attending the committal service will meet at the cemetery by 2:50 PM on Friday.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.valleyfuneralhome.net or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ValleyFuneralHomeErwin. These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Betty Runion through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.