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Lily Beth Runnels of Pauls Valley passed away September 23, 2017 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 84 years.
Lily Beth was born March 21, 1933 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. She was raised in Pauls Valley, and attended Pauls Valley Schools.
She and Thomas W. Runnels were married September 12, 1950 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma and were blessed with two sons, Thomas W. Runnels Jr. and Ral Runnels.
California became her home for about 10 years and then returned to Moore where her career was in printing design. She designed many, if not most, of the banking forms we see now.
After 25 years in Moore, she returned to her hometown of Pauls Valley where she has lived the for past 25 years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Pauls Valley.
She loved serving others and enjoyed being around her family and her many friends at church and the senior center. She enjoyed many activities, including wood crafting, word puzzles (especially Sudoku), Bingo, in which she greatly enjoyed being the one to call the numbers. Lily Beth also enjoyed searching her ancestry and she loved cats.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Louise Stephens; and her husband, Thomas Wesley Runnels Sr.; and a special sister-like friend, Mary Shockley of Pauls Valley.
Surviving family include her sons - Thomas W. Runnels Jr. and wife Joyce of Orlando, Florida, and Ral Runnels of Pauls Valley; and grandchildren Michael Runnels of Tulsa, and Sallie (Runnels) Sacker and husband Jon of Moore.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, officiated by Pastor Don Griffin.
Interment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery under the direction of Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the family's guestbook at www.stufflebeanfuneralhome.com.
Published on September 26, 2017
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