RUNYAN, ROBERT

Robert Runyan Clarinda, Iowa Dec. 6, 1942-July 1, 2019 Robert Runyan, age 76, of Clarinda, Iowa entered into peace Monday, July 1, 2019 under hospice care in Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral Services were held 11:00 AM Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Visitation was held 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 6 at Ritchie Funeral Home with the family greeting friends. Interment was held at the Clarinda Cemetery in Clarinda, Iowa. Memorials may be given in his name. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa, where we 'Celebrate Life'. Robert Steele Runyan was born December 6, 1942 in Red Oak, Iowa to Clinton Runyan and Dorothy (Williams) Runyan. He grew up on a farm in the New Market area. He attended country school and the New Market Schools, graduating from New Market High School with class of 1961. On February 2, 1962 he was united in marriage to Karen Gray. Three children were born to this union, Troy Steele, Todd Stuart and Tiffany Shannon. Bob and Karen were divorced in 1982. As a teenager, Bob worked on his parent's farm, following graduation he worked at the Clarinda Telephone Exchange and then the Miller Feed and Milling in New Market. His career as an over-the-road truck driver started in 1970 and continued for forty six years. During that time he lived in several locations in Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Illinois. Bob enjoyed listening to music on his many travels. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR and the NFL (The BEARS) and reading western novels. He especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren in all of their activities. Preceding Bob in death are his parents, Clinton and Dorothy; brother, Warren Runyan; sister-in-law, Patty Runyan; former wife, Karen Runyan; grandson, Brandon Runyan. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Troy (Bridget) Runyan of Kansas City, Missouri, Todd (Jill) Runyan of Atlantic, Iowa, Tiffany (Wayne) Runyan of Clarinda, Iowa; grandchildren, Angela, Hillary (Jared), Rachel, Tanner (Lauren), Jessica, Brady, Jake and Levi; great grandchildren, Quintin, Abriella, Owen, Alegra, MaeAnne and Charlie Glee; brothers, Curtis (Karen) Runyan and Marvin (Betty) Runyan; nieces; nephews and many friends.

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