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  • ID: I005845
  • Name: Esther Runyon
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 8 JAN 1921 in Fairbury, Livingston Co., IL
  • Death: 28 FEB 2014 in McDowell, Livingston Co., IL
  • Reference Number: 5845
  • Note:
    2014, McDowell, Livingston Co., IL, Obituary
    The Daily Leader, (Pontiac, IL) - March 4, 2014
    Esther Pate, 93, McDowell, died at 11:50 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at her home, surrounded by family.
    At Esther's request, there will be no services, however, the family welcomes your friendship. Cremation rites will be accorded and burial will be private at a later date. Duffy-Baier-Snedecor Funeral Home, Pontiac, has charge of arrangements.
    Esther was born Jan. 8, 1921, in Fairbury, to Charles C. and Mirtie (Blankenship) Runyon. She married Carl E. Pate July 20, 1939, in Kentland, Ind. He passed away July 12, 2007, after almost 68 years of marriage.
    She is survived by two daughters, Patricia (Robert) Tinges and Connie (Ole) Homme, both of Pontiac, grandchildren, Paula Tinges, Rita White, Carl Homme, all of Pontiac, Christopher (Kristina) Homme, Broken Arrow, Okla.; and great-grandchildren, Nick Kiryssa, Kendra and Katelyn.
    She was also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Fred, Edgar and Edwin Runyon; and four sisters, Irene Mallory, Nellie Harris, Vivian Williams and Marie Green.
    Esther was a member of the McDowell United Methodist Church. She devoted her life to her family and helping others in any way she could. She touched many lives in her 93 years and was active until the last month. She loved to crochet, make quilts and mow her yard.
    From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)

    Father: Charles Clinton Runyon b: 29 MAR 1885 in Beaumont, Metcalfe Co., KY
    Mother: Mirtie Blankenship b: 25 JUL 1884 in KY

    Marriage 1 Carl Edward Pate b: 10 JUN 1919
    • Married: 20 JUL 1939 in Kentland, Newton Co., IN
    1. Has Children Living Pate
    2. Has Children Living Pate
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