A memorial service for Mary A. Runck will be held Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Oxford First Baptist Church in Oxford, Nebraska, with Pastor Brian Jenkins officiating. A private family burial will be held prior to the service at Alma Cemetery in Alma.

Mary Ann Runck, 91, of Hastings, Nebraska, formerly of Oxford Campaign, died on Thursday January 6, 2022 at The Kensington – Senior Living Community in Hastings. Mary was born on November 3, 1930, in Grand Island, Nebraska, to Paul and Mary Tockey. Mary graduated from Ravenna High School, with the class of 1949, then went on to graduate school at Kearney State Teachers College. Mary took her first teaching job at Carter School in rural Harlan County.

On April 25, 1954, Mary was married to George Runck at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Grand Island. Their union was blessed with two children: Scott and Jill. The family made their home on the family farm east of Oxford, where Mary looked after her family and helped farm alongside George.

Mary was a member of the First Baptist Church in Oxford. She loved tending to her lawn and garden, as well as her pets, especially her cats.

Mary was predeceased by her husband, George; their daughter, Jill J. Pulley and her husband, Jeff; a brother-in-law, Ivan Runck; and two sisters-in-law: Della Taylor; and Aileen Waltner.

She leaves to celebrate her life; a son, Scott Runck and his wife, Sue of Hastings; three grandchildren, Mike, Jessica and Jared; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Tom Tockey and his wife, Elnor of Maxwell, Nebraska; as well as other relatives and friends.

Memorials are suggested at the First Baptist Church in Oxford. Expressions of kindness and care can be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com.

Mitchell-Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Oxford is making arrangements.

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