Cover photo for Hoyle R. Runnells's Obituary
Hoyle R. Runnells Profile Photo
1928 Hoyle 2022

Hoyle R. Runnells

March 16, 1928 — December 20, 2022

Hoyle R. Runnells, age 94, of Colony, Kansas, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at the Anderson County Hospital in Garnett.

Hoyle Raymond Runnells was born on March 16, 1928, in Burlington, Kansas, the son of Leo and Ola (Gardner) Runnells. He grew up in the Neosho Falls and Leroy communities. On December 11, 1948 Hoyle was united in marriage to Mary E. Bronson. This union was blessed with five sons. Hoyle and Mary lived in Ottawa, Kansas for many years, where he worked as the print press operator for the Ottawa Herald. In 1997 they moved to Colony where they enjoyed their retirement years. He enjoyed fishing in area ponds and rivers.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Eleanor (Bronson) Runnells in 1997; four sons, Murry and David in 2007, Raymond in 2010, and Rick in 2020; two brothers, Murray and John; and two sisters, Tina and Ione.

He is survived by his son, Randy Runnells of Colony; six grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, January 6, 2023, at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Garnett, Kansas. His family will greet friends following the funeral service in the chapel. Burial will follow at 3:00 PM in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Pomona, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be made to the Colony First Responders and left in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Hoyle R. Runnells, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Thursday, January 6, 2022

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Feuerborn Family Funeral Service - Garnett

219 South Oak Street, Garnett, KS 66032

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Graveside Service

Thursday, January 6, 2022

3:00 - 3:30 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 0

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree