The  Shelbyville  Volunteer
Tuesday, March 14, 1916
Page 1, column 2
Passed Away At Two-Fifteen O'Clock This Morning
At Home Of Daughter On Walker Street
          Mrs. Mary E. Runk, wife of  Louis Runk, died at the home of her daughter,  Mrs. Ithamer Parrish,  at two-fifteen o'clock this morning, death being caused from paralysis from which she had been ill about one week.
          The funeral services for Mrs. Runk will be conducted at the Forest Hill chapel at two-thirty o'clock Thursday afternoon, the Rev. Samuel C. Caldemeyer officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill.
          Mrs. Runk is survived by her husband, mentioned above, two sons,  John Runk,  of Anderson, Indiana and  Phillip Runk,  of Shelby County, and three daughters,  Mrs. Eva Bushfield,  of Indianapolis;  Mrs. Emma Laughlin,  also of Indianapolis, and  Mrs. Ithamer [Nannie] Parrish,  at whose home she died.  Besides these relatives she also leaves two brothers,  Matthew DeWester, of Manilla, and  John DeWester, of Morristown, and twelve grandchildren.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Karen Fisher

The  Logansport  Reporter
Logansport, Cass County, Indiana
February 24, 1890
Page 3, column 6
          John Runk,  an old German of Shelbyville, Ind., drowned himself Saturday.  Before going to the river he bade several friends good-bye and told them what he was going to do, but they did not interfere.
Contributed by Laurie Huey

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