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112 West King Street
P.O. Box 336
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Phone: 717-532-2211
Fax: 717-532-8471
Merle Runshaw

Merle E. Runshaw Jr.

Monday, June 21st, 1943 - Thursday, May 7th, 2020
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Merle E. Runshaw, Jr., 76, of Orrstown, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2020 at the Shook Home in Chambersburg.

Born Monday, June 21, 1943 in Mongul, Franklin County, he was a son of the late Merle E. and Mary Ile Runshaw, Sr.

Merle was a member of the Mongul United Brethren Church. He retired from the Shippensburg University. Merle owned and operated Hickory Hill Kennel where he bred and raised dogs, the Bassett Hound, Sharpei, Samoyed and Shih Tzu. He also operated a small farm.

He is survived by one son in-law, Terry L. Graham, Chambersburg; one daughter in-law, Sherri Faust) Runshaw, Roxbury; two sisters, Cynthia Faye Toth, Canton, OH, and Freda J. Swisher, Shippensburg; and one brother, Carl L. Runshaw, Shippensburg.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Emma L. Holtry Runshaw, who died November 24, 2019; one son, Donald R. Runshaw who died January 18, 2010; and one daughter, Karen S. Graham who died March 25, 2014.

A private graveside service will be held in Mongul Cemetery, with Pastor John Runshaw and Pastor George Blessing officiating.

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    Pastor George Blessing
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    Mongul Cemetery
    4162 Roxbury Road
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Veronica Parsons

Posted at 04:38pm
Im so sorry to hear this. I only knew Merle for a few weeks, but he was a sweet man. Thanks for the cactus and I will make sure it lives on in memory of you and your wife.

Dave Coover

Posted at 04:04pm
Linda and I offer our sincerest condolences to Merle's family and loved ones. I always enjoyed my interactions with Merle at Shippensburg University. He was always very helpful and pleasant to talk to. I remember the last time I saw you at Frieda's. Rest in peace Merle.

Dave Coover

Robert Burns

Posted at 05:52pm
Rest In Peace

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