Rebecca Hope Runk Brodbeck

December 16, 2014

Runk Brodbeck, Rebecca Obituary

Rebecca Hope Runk Brodbeck, age 92, formerly of Three Springs, PA, peacefully passed away December 16, 2014 in Arden Courts, Jefferson Hills, PA, ending a long journey with Alzheimer's disease.

She was born July 12, 1922 in Three Springs, PA, the only daughter of the late Raymond and Estella (Welsh) Runk. Hope joins her beloved husband of 60 years, the late Paul Wayne Brodbeck, who died March 15, 2001. She was also preceded in death by brothers Harold, Sheldon, Richard, Norman, and Robert Runk. She is survived by her daughter Bonnie Booher and husband Harold of Jefferson Hills, PA and son Robert Brodbeck and wife Brenda of Saltillo, PA. She was the loving Nana of Timothy Booher and wife Vicki, Thomas Booher and wife Denise, Brian Brodbeck and wife Sherry and Sean Brodbeck and wife Annette. She enjoyed her 9 great grandchildren, Courtney, Colton, and Jacob Booher, Brianna, Jenelle, Ian, and Abigail Brodbeck and Zachary and Anthony Lingle. She was the great great grandmother of Rebecca Grace Lingle. She is also survived by a sister in law, Kathleen Runk of Lynchburg, VA and brother in law, Mahlon Waite of Mt. Union, PA, as well as many loving nieces and nephews. Having the love of her family and friends brought joy and happiness to her life.

Hope was a member of the former Frances Rebekah Lodge, Three Springs, PA and the First United Methodist Church, Three Springs, PA, where she had served as superintendent of the children's ministry for many years. She enjoyed working at various locations in Three Springs including the former Stinson's Market and for the Area Agency on Aging where she retired as the site manager.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 20, 2014 at the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, 565 Ridgley St., Orbisonia, PA with Rev. Michael Kundrat officiating. Interment will be made at Three Springs Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Avenue, Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or to Horizons Hospice, LLC 2549 Mosside Boulevard, Monroeville, PA 15146.

The family would like to thank the care givers at Arden Courts who provided Hope loving care and friendship over the last fourteen years and also to the staff of Horizons Hospice who comforted her at the end of her journey.




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December 20, 2014
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Martin R. Brown Funeral Home

565 Ridgley St.
Orbisonia, PA 17243
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December 20, 2014
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Martin R. Brown Funeral Home

565 Ridgley St.
Orbisonia, PA 17243
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December 20, 2014

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Three Springs Cemetery

Three Springs, PA 17264
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