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“To the family and friends of Connie I remember Connie from Edison and Lanphier and we shared wonderful times together with dear friends. I am sad...Read More »
1 of 34 | Posted by: Nancy Dudleston - Holcomb, MO

“Sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with Family and Friends. I remember Connie growing up on Converse St. I know she will be missed. ”
2 of 34 | Posted by: Frances A Honeycutt (Miller) - IL

“My sincere sympathy and prayers are with your family. I worked with Connie for many years at the SJ-R. She was a pleasure to work with and always had...Read More »
3 of 34 | Posted by: Diane Audi - Springfield, IL

“I got the pleasure to meet Connie when I was 6 years old, she taught me how to cook and sew and she taught me how to love animals the way she did!...Read More »
4 of 34 | Posted by: Sarah Vargas - Spfld, IL

“Sweet Connie, we were all blessed to have known you. My prayers and thoughts are with Connie, her family members, and all who loved her ”
5 of 34 | Posted by: Janet Malinak - Virginia, IL

“I grew up with Connie all through grade school, middle school and high school. She was a very warm and loving person and even though I did not see...Read More »
6 of 34 | Posted by: Jan Bokamp - Springfield, IL

“Connie was a year ahead of me at LHS. About 4 years ago, I started a new job that required me to call the SJR, and that is how I began talking to and...Read More »
7 of 34 | Posted by: Patti Stritzel Dambacher - IL

“To Cory and family Roger & I lived next door on Louise ln for many years we thought Connie was just a great lady we are so sorry for your loss.We...Read More »
8 of 34 | Posted by: Roger &Anglee Stickelangleestickel - IL

“God bless you Connie. Rest in peace. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. ”
9 of 34 | Posted by: Linda Adams O'Brien - Parrish, FL

“It was always a pleasure to be around Connie, she always had a smile and upbeat personality.My prayers go out to her family and all those who were...Read More »
10 of 34 | Posted by: Lori Jordan - Spfld, IL

“Connie and I shared many growing up experiences at LHS with many classmates. Her smile and laugh will always remain with me. ”
11 of 34 | Posted by: Liz Rivenburg Gladieux - OH

“A memory lasts forever, never does it die. True friends stay together and never say goodbye. My thoughts and prayers are with Connie's loved ones at...Read More »
12 of 34 | Posted by: Jean Burnett - Terre Haute, IN

“Cory and family I worked with Connie for many years. She was a great boss and a great friend. We had a lot of fun times. She will be truley...Read More »
13 of 34 | Posted by: Bobbi Langford - Springfield, IL

“Cory and family, I have worked with Connie for the past 26 years at the SJ-R; she will be greatly missed. Years ago it was filled with love...Read More »
14 of 34 | Posted by: Barb Lovekamp - Chatham, IL

“My condolences to the Cormeny and Runkel families. I went all through school with Connie and remember her to always have an upbeat personality and...Read More »
15 of 34 | Posted by: Vicki Bailey Richardson - IL

“To the family of Connie, Sorry for your loss, a friend from SJR Carol Aarup ”
16 of 34 | Posted by: Carol Aarup - Springfield, IL

“We are truly sorry that Connie had to be taken away at such a young age. She was beautiful both inside and out and we loved to glance upon her...Read More »
17 of 34 | Posted by: David and Debbie Danner - IL

“It is with sadness that we lose loved ones. But a celebration of the angels as they recieve another into their arms. Rest in peace Connie. ”
18 of 34 | Posted by: Joe Cody - Springfield, IL

“To the Runkel and Cormeny families, There are no words to express our love and our friendship for your mom, sister, grandmother,mother in law or...Read More »
19 of 34 | Posted by: Melissa Patterson Duggins - IL

“My prayers and condolences to all of Connie's family. She will truly be missed by all. RIP my friend. ”
20 of 34 | Posted by: Joann Madonia Curcio - Chicago, IL

“I worked with Connie for many years at the SJR and she always had a smile whenever I ran into her. She will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace. ”
21 of 34 | Posted by: Michael Sisti - Williamsville, IL

“Gone too soon, but never forgotten. Rest in eternal peace Connie. ”
22 of 34 | Posted by: Danny Ellrich - Lagrange, GA

“Dear Cory and Cormeny family, I am so sorry for your loss. Connie loved her family very much and was the best friend anyone could have. I will miss...Read More »
23 of 34 | Posted by: Rita Payne - Glen Carbon, IL

“Cory, Jennifer, Breklyn and all the family: I am so sorry for your loss. Connie was probably the nicest person I've ever known. She was talented,...Read More »
24 of 34 | Posted by: Jane E. Runkel - Springfield, IL

“Connie was my boss for 2 1/2 years when I worked with her in the Credit Dept. She was a great women and always wonderful to work with. I haven't...Read More »
25 of 34 | Posted by: Cassie Langley - Athens, IL

“Connie will be dearly missed by many. My sincere condolences to her family. She had the most beautiful smile and kind heart. May she rest in peace. ”
26 of 34 | Posted by: Linda Kerske - Longmont, CO

“That ray of light Connie always emitted... even on the gloomiest of days, her smile would brighten up any room or heart! I learned a lot from Connie...Read More »
27 of 34 | Posted by: Crystal Pletscher - Springfield, IL

“John and I worked with Connie for many years at the SJR. She had a beautiful smile and a warm heart. We always enjoyed hearing stories about Cory as...Read More »
28 of 34 | Posted by: John and Susan Hood - Montgomery, IL

“I admired your strength, kindness, beauty and your total lack of "drama" :) You dealt with every bump in the road with grace and charm. I'll hold...Read More »
29 of 34 | Posted by: Patti Williamson - Springfield, IL

“Cory and family: I send my deepest sympathies on your loss. Find comfort in each other and in our Lord. Remember there is no more pain, only...Read More »
30 of 34 | Posted by: Angela Hayes - IL

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Connie was a beautiful woman and was loved by so many..May your hearts be filled with...Read More »
31 of 34 | Posted by: Denise Groves Schantz - IL

“Dear Cory, Breklyn and other members of Connie's family, Please accept my sympathy for the loss of your mom, your grandma, your sister. Connie was...Read More »
32 of 34 | Posted by: Donna Matthews - Pawnee, IL

“My sincerest condolences to family & friends of a wonderful person ”
33 of 34 | Posted by: Betty Gamble - New Berlin, IL

“Cory and family, I worked with Connie for 10 years at the paper. To me, she was always a beautiful, fabulous lady for me to look up to. Her love...Read More »
34 of 34 | Posted by: Michele Randazzo - Riverton, IL

Connie L. Runkel, 57, of Springfield, died at 8:48 a.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at her residence. Connie was born April 29, 1954 in Springfield, the daughter of James B. and Jane L. Gill Cormeny. Connie was a graduate of Lanphier High School and worked as a Credit Manager for the State Journal Register. She enjoyed sewing, working with crafts, gardening, cooking, baking, and pottery. She is preceded in death by her parents; and step-son, Edward Runkel. She is survived by her son, Cory James (wife, Jennifer) Runkel of Springfield; one grandchild, Breklyn Runkel of Springfield; siblings, Janice (partner, Roger) Cormeny, James (wife, Trish) Cormeny, John (wife, Pam) Cormeny, and Tom (wife, Peggy) Cormeny; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Cremation was accorded by Butler Cremation Tribute Center prior to ceremonies. Visitation: Family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the ceremony at 12:45 p.m. on Sunday, January 8, 2012 at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield with Rev. George Heineman officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, 675 E. Linton, Springfield, IL 62703.

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