Anne Runyan

Anne (Heintz) Runyan, age 61, of Shelton, was called to her Heavenly home on September 25, 2020, at Kearney Regional Medical Center. Cremation has been chosen and due to COVID rules, her service will be scheduled at a later date. Burial will be at the Shelton Memorial Cemetery. Memorials are suggested at this time to go to Bob Runyan in honor of Anne Runyan.

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Anne was born on December 1, 1958, in Sandstone, Minnesota, to Reverend Ric and Mary (Williams) Heintz. As a member of a minister’s family she lived in many places including Cheney, Washington; Avonlea, Saskatchewan, Canada; and Lyman, Elm Creek, Springview, and Guide Rock. She graduated from Guide Rock High School in 1976, and then attended Central Community College (CTCC) in Hastings where she received her degree as a legal secretary.

She was united in marriage to Robert “Bob” Runyan on May 31, 1979, at Harmon Park in Kearney. After which the couple lived in Taylor, Indianola, and Shelton.

She was employed as a legal secretary with Conrad Ericson in Burwell, Randall Alexander in Kearney, and Larry Bredthauer in Grand Island.

Anne was a member of the Shelton United Methodist Church and always appreciated the friends and fellowship with those in attendance. Her hobbies included doing word puzzles, watching the Game Show network, and her favorite — Little House on the Prairie. Her favorite movies included Brian’s Song, Ice Castles, and Pretty Woman.

She had a love for music and played the flute, piano, and sang in the choir until she became unable to. She also loved any opportunity to get out and travel with Bob for vacations to visit with family members and friends.

Survivors include her husband, Robert “Bob” Runyan, of Shelton; son, Chase Runyan, who resides at Mosaic in Axtell; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Paula and Peter McLaughlin, of Peachland, British Columbia, Canada, and Zoe and Ted Adams, of Derry, New Hampshire; two brothers and sister-in-law, Olaf and Laurie Heintz, of Socorro, New Mexico, and Trygg Heintz, of Livingston, Mon-tana; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Gloria Heintz, of Lewiston, Idaho, Rodger Runyan, of Columbus, Vera and LeRoy Clinger, of Kearney, Pastor John and Chris Runyan, of Montevideo, Minnesota, and Carol and Anthony Gyhra, of Auburn.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Erin Runyan; three brothers, Leiff Heintz, Eric Heintz, and Ruddy Heintz; and her nephew Ethan Heintz.

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