Hazel Runyon

June 2, 1935 - September 5, 2018

06/02/1935 - 09/05/2018

Hazel (Rachael) Marie Cox Runyon, 83, of Shadyside, Ohio danced joyfully into the presence of Jesus on September 5, 2018.

She was born a coal miner’s daughter on June 2, 1935 in Coal Fire, WV to William & Grace Roark Cox.

A Baptist by faith, she served a multitude of people as a trusted spiritual advisor for over 30 years.

Her charisma, zest for life, wit, giving nature, and straight forward demeanor will be cherished and greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, she has been reunited with her brothers, Carlos and Donald Cox, along with many loved ones and friends.

Celebrating her journey are her brother, David Cox of San Diego CA, her children, Susan Runyon-Wiggins of Indianapolis IN, Terrie (John) Caiazza and William Marty (Lori) Runyon of Shadyside, Ohio, Christina (Tim) Wizba of Osprey FL, 7 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren in whom she delighted.

In accordance with her wishes no formal services will be held. Interment at Highland Memory Gardens in Pecks Mill, WV. Her life was a gift to the world and her reward is her life hereafter.

Arrangements by the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441, 37th Street, Bellaire, Ohio 43906.

Memorial contributions can be made to Ronald McDonald House Charities by going to “TMCFunding.com”.

Share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.bauknechtaltmeyer.com

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Judy Susac
5 years ago

My friend.When i first met Rachesl,we became instant good friends,we laughed,we cried,we told each other our problems and we had fun. Went to Jambo, what a time. I wish i could have been there with you,told you how much i will miss you. Our last phone call,we laughed so much and always told each other , love you. Rachel,I miss you and love you.I know your with Mommy and Daddy. I can see your smile…….

Connie Meyer
5 years ago

When I worked in Bellaire I saw your Mom often. I so enjoyed talking with her. She was always a delight!! My sincere condolences to all.

Sherri zalesny
5 years ago

My deal sweet sweet Rachael I would have loved to have seen you one more time! Her live for life was something that will always be in my heart. She never got over the loss of her brother Don! This is the sweetest woman I have ever known till we meet again dear Racheal at the “ Sand Bar” I love you! God Speed to all her family that was everything to her!!!

5 years ago

Hazel, Our friendship. Our funny moments. Each day I was with you was a joy! You always said how can someone in there 30s and 80s have so much in common? For every “fern trip” I made. To hunting every dollar store for all the flamingos we could find! Us two girls trying to fix the pool and every ladder you held for me! I will truly miss you being here with me. But you will always be in my heart! So many memories and you’ve taught me so much! Thank you for always being “you”! ♡

Carolyn Brown
5 years ago

So very sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a sweet wonderful woman. Please accept my sincere condolences. Love and prayers Susan and family.

Shannan Hildebrand
5 years ago

Marty, Lori, Dane, Julian… I am so sorry for your loss. May she forever dance in the presence of our Lord. My sincere condolences.

Alicia McMahon
5 years ago

I have so many wonder memories of Hazel. From Amber’s slumber parties, swimming in the pool or just spending the night. She was always good to me and no matter how much time had passed in between seeing her….. it was like we never missed a beat. She was beautiful, smart, energetic, charismatic and truly one of a kind. Prayers for the entire family…. I love u all.

Angela Grace Caiazza
5 years ago

You are missed by many people.. Including your grandchildren and great grandchildren. I love you so much.

Randy and Candy Weaver
5 years ago

Marty & Lori, sending our prayers and hugs to you and your whole family. Hazel was such a sweet spirit and loved her family dearly. We never met her that she wasn’t smiling and filled with joy. Can you imagine the joy she is now experiencing, being in the presence of her Savior!!!! Love you guys.