Thursday, October 17, 2013

Dwight "Kent" Runnels, 64, of Basehor, Kan., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Basehor United Methodist Church with burial following at the Glenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Basehor United Methodist Church in c/o the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home.

He was born to Dwight K. Runnels and Ruth Helen (Robert) on June 28, 1949, in Leavenworth, Kan. He was a 1967 graduate of Basehor High School and graduated with a bachelor of arts from Emporia State University.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include: his wife of 43 years, Gayle Runnels (Wilderman), of the home; three sons, Russell Runnels, of Leavenworth, Kan., Steven Runnels and wife, Stacy, of Cassville, Scott Runnels, of the home; one sister, Nancy King and husband, Jack, of Olathe, Kan.; one brother, Paul Runnels, of Basehor, Kan.; and six grandchildren.

Arrangements were by Alden Harrington Funeral Home.