January 11, 2016

Marilyn J. Runyan

Runyan Marilyn

Marilyn June Runyan, 85, of Lincoln, Neb. passed away Jan. 11, 2016 at her home. Born June 30, 1930 to Ralph and Wilma (Morrisey) Blue in Tecumsah, Neb.  She married Jack Fuller Runyan in Dec., 1953.

She came to Lincoln at the early age of 17 and started working at Elgin watch. Many years of retail service followed, including King’s Restaurant; Sears Roebuck; Supersaver Card Dept.; and volunteering at St. Elizabeth Hospital.  Marilyn was an avid Huskers fan since 1966, loved gardening, her dogs, especially home projects, and traveling with Jack.

Marilyn will be missed by sons Mike (Lori) of Lincoln and Mark (Sharon) of Lincoln; daughter Lisa; and grandsons Alex and Drew Shepard of Shawnee, Kan.

Celebration of Life Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thurs., Jan. 14, 2016 at Wyuka Funeral Home Chapel, 3600 “O” St., Lincoln.  No Visitation, private burial service.  Memorials to the family for a charitable contribution in Marilyn’s memory at a later date.  Condolences



  1. I am very, very sorry for your loss. I will miss her and always thought the very best of her and Jack.

  2. We are so sorry to have lost Marilyn. Our neighborhood will never be the same! The spunk this woman had was unmatched and we loved the lively conversations surely to take place on her driveway. She will be greatly missed!
    The Zessin’s
    TJ, Lisa, Rylie, and Ragen

  3. My husband Jeff and I met Marilyn when we became neighbors in 1991, Marilyn was one of the best friends you could have ever asked for, We looked up to her for all her great knowledge and wise advice, Marilyn was a very kind, caring, loving, and giving person and we feel so very blessed to have had her as a part of our lives for all these years. Marilyn we love you more than you will ever know. RIP
    Love Jeff and Lori

  4. Mike, Mark, Lisa and family,
    So sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing. I always enjoyed visiting with your mom when I was at my parents’ home. She always had a smile and something to say. I loved her energy and go-to-it spirit. The neighbors will greatly miss her!
    My prayers and thoughts are with you.
    Jane W.
    Lam. 3:21-26

  5. ♫ Somewhere over the rainbow ♪
    Some people you only need to meet once to leave a big impression on you. Marilyn was one of those people. Thoughts and prayers to her family and friends at this difficult time.

  6. As I read the other comments it is clear that dear Marilyn touched all who knew her. My best memory is a trip to Las Vegas with Marilyn and Lisa. We were on a mission to see Barry Manilow. We were three Midwest girls in Sin City but we managed to have a great time and not get into too much trouble(we really had to keep an eye on Marilyn) Being in her presence was a joy. She had a quick wit and could do anything she set her mind to. I always admired her for that. Her amazing spirit will be missed. I thought she would be pleased if I left a lyric from a Barry Manilow song. “Heaven isn’t too far, heaven is where you are. Stay with me and let me be your wings”


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