Mary Ethel Rundall
October 31, 1926 - February 5, 2010
Visitation: Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010
Visitation Place: Austin-Tennant Funeral Home
Service: 11:00 am Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010
Service Place: Ovid Methodist Church
Cemetery: Inurnment at a later date.
Mary Ethel (Smith) Rundall was born October 31, 1926 in Sedgwick, Colorado and she passed away on February 5, 2010 at the Sedgwick County Nursing Home in Julesburg. Visitation was held Tuesday Feb. 9th at Austin-Tennant Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday Feb. 10th at the Ovid Methodist Church at 11 A.M. with Pastor Kristie Firme officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date.
Mary was born to Laura Stockham and Albert H. Smith. She was the ninth of ten children. Mary attended school in Ovid and graduated from Ovid High School in 1944. She was employed at Jankovsky General Store, and Great Western Sugar Company where she made life-long friends.
Mary married Don G. Rundall in Denver, Colorado on July 6, 1948. They were the picture of grace and ease on the dance floor, and approached their life together in the same manner. Together they worked hard and were devoted to each other and their children: Butch, Penny, Pam, Susie, and Becky. She joined the Ovid Methodist Church on March 24, 1940 where she served in various positions until her health failed. She enjoyed her friends and fellow members of Women’s Auxiliary and Epsilon Sigma Alpha. Mary spent many hours at the Sedgwick County Nursing Home delivering juice, helping with exercise class or just visiting with the residents. She supported the Ovid Public Library and helped collect family histories for the Sedgwick County Historical Society history books.
Family and friends enjoyed her skills as a seamstress and gardener. Local auctioneers knew her love of antiques. Her needlework is treasured in the homes of many family and community members. She was often asked to do calligraphy for members of the community. Mary enjoyed traveling to visit her children and grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents, Albert and Laura Smith and siblings: Alvin Jay, Ambrose Kenneth, Lloyd Harvey, Fred Hathaway, Esther Fanny, Russell Sidney, Ralph Thomas and Donna Lee.
Survivors include, her husband Don G. Rundall, children and their families: Butch and Renee Rundall; Laura (Mike) Killean, their children Sophia, Declan and Ella; Sarah Rundall; Penny Weiss and Rachael (Jack Penley) Weiss, Andrew (Allison) Weiss; Pam and Hugh Anderson, Erik Anderson and Jessica Anderson; Susie and John Hartwell; Becky and Brad Otsuka, Dylan (Tim) Rolly and Blue Weber. Also surviving are brother, Robert Francis Smith; sister in law, Marian Bragdon; brother in law, Keith (Dorothy) Rundall; sister in law, Gladys Smith; sister in law, Arlene Rundall; brother in law, Don Stohler; a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Memorial gifts may be given to the Ovid Methodist Church or the charity of choice. Austin-Tennant Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.