Lena E. Runkle, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away Nov. 16, 2011, at Coventry Meadows.
She was born on Thursday, Dec. 18, 1919, in Montpelier.
She was the daughter of the late John Andrew Fitch and the late Julia (Weinrich) Fitch.
She married Nelson D. (Pete) Runkle on Nov. 13, 1937.
He preceded her in death in 2007.
She attended First Missionary Chuch. Mrs. Runkle worked a number of years at W.T. Grant and K-Mart .
She especially enjoyed her family, pets and flowers.
Survivors include son, Gerald N. (Nancy) Runkle of Columbia City, daughter, Karen A. (Amos) Werling of Fort Wayne, four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by 4 siblings.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Walker & Glancy Funeral Home, 109 W. Windsor St., Montpelier with the service to follow at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Jim Johnson officiating. Interment will be at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Montpelier.
Memorials can be made to the First Missionary Church, 701 W. Rudisill Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46807. Online condolences may be sent to www.glancyfuneralhomes.com