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L. Beverly Runge | 99

October 31, 1922 - October 21, 2022

L. Beverly Runge, 99, of Country Meadows Retirement Community, formerly of St. Marys, passed away Friday, October 21, 2022, at Country Meadows in York, PA.

She was born October 31, 1922, in Ironwood, MI, daughter of the late Garfield and Lillian Smitham Moon.  Beverly was a graduate of Luther L. Wright High School, Class of 1940, where she was salutatorian.  She continued her studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she graduated in 1944.  She shared her passion for learning with her students as Beverly taught for many years in Milwaukee schools as well as several years at St. Marys Parochial School.

On June 15, 1946, in Milwaukee, Beverly married the late Glenn B. Runge, who preceded her in death on December 13, 2010.  She was also preceded in death by her parents and sister, Ruth Allen (Kenneth) of Livonia, MI leaving Beverly the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She is survived by four daughters: Barbara Taylor (Stephen) of Holland, PA, Elizabeth Stephenson (Philip) of York, PA, Carol Runge of Lancaster, PA, and Jane McQuitty (Brian) of St. Louis, MO; five grandchildren: Mark Taylor (Flora), Emily DeiTos (Pete), Matthew Stephenson (Megan), Megan McQuitty, and Erin McQuitty; 4 great-grandchildren: Moira and Marshall Stephenson, Louis Taylor, and Cody DeiTos; and her nieces and nephews.

Beverly was a member of Shiloh Presbyterian Church where she was an Elder, Clerk of Sessions, substitute organist and a member of the church choir.  She was involved in many church and community activities including the Presbyterian Women’s Group, and the AKM Hospital Auxiliary.  Beverly enjoyed cooking and baking, knitting, crewel and embroidery, and hand-quilting bedspreads.  She enjoyed playing bridge, participating in water aerobics, and traveled extensively with friends and family.

A Funeral Service will be celebrated at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home, in St. Marys, on Saturday, October 29, at 11:00 AM with Rev. Scott Wiest, officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Marys Protestant Cemetery.

Visitation will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 10:00 AM until the time of service.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Country Meadows Retirement Community CoWorker Foundation,, Lifesong Hospice and Palliative Care, 3880 Tecport Dr, Unit 2, Harrisburg, PA 17111, or to a charity of one’s choice.

Online condolences may be offered at





October 29, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Funeral Service

October 29, 2022
12:00 PM
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Final Resting Place

October 29, 2022
12:00 PM
St. Marys Protestant Cemetery

Tribute Wall


  1. Hi Barb. I was sad to hear of your mom’s passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy. I hope you are well. I think of you basically every time I come to Saint Marys to visit my family. As I drive around “the hospital curve” I think of the house you grew up in on the hill!!!! Rick

  2. Sending condolences to Barb, Jane, Carol and Betty, my Center Street neighbors and friends. I am celebrating your Mom and the life you shared. Fond memories of those early years!

  3. We are so sorry to just hear of your Mom’s passing. Just the dearest soul you could ever hope to meet! Being neighbors with your parents was a true blessing; counting them both as friends was a gift! May both Bev and Glenn be reunited in heaven! Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers!

  4. Barb, Carol, Jane, Betty, I am so sorry to hear of Bev’s passing. I was her cleaning lady for I think 17 or so years and I have so many beautiful memories of her and Glenn and Trinka. She loved hearing stories about my cat, Bigfoot, and she would just laugh and laugh. She hand made a scarecrow and gave it to me one time and I just hung it on my porch Tuesday. I don’t get the paper so I just heard of Bev’s passing this morning Thursday. Of course I cried and cried. She became such a good friend to me. When you girls went somewhere on vacation and sent her pictures of where you were, she would take me to her computer and tell me all about where you were. And one of the grand-kids was an ice skater and she loved showing me those pictures. I started taking Trinka for walks around the block when Bev couldn’t get around as good. I was devastated when she told me she was moving to York. At Christmas time, she showed me what she got and from each daughter. She sure did love all of you. I could go on and on but I will close here and let you all know I am gonna remember her forever. Sending Prayers for Peace and Comfort to all of you. R.I.P. My friend Bev.

  5. Barb, was thinking of you and your family in September as I drove through St. Marys on the way to Bradford. Drove by both houses! And of course sitting on the front porch of Mom’s house made me think of our younger days looking at what I still call the Runge house! Whenever I would visit, your mom always made me feel so welcome and special. I didn’t know she was a hand quilter. Would have loved to talk to her about that. Prayers for you and your sisters during this time.

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with Beverly’s family. She was a very special person and enjoyed taking water therapy and playing bridge with her.
    Leo and Ellen Lenze

  7. In grade school, Elizabeth or Betty as I knew her then, and I were friends. Mrs. Runge was always welcoming and I spent many happy hours in their home. Well done, good and faithful servant.

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