November 2, 1930 — October 3, 2017

Mary Ellen Runion was born in Pulaski, Virginia on November 2, 1930. She resided there until she met and married Walter Anton Neuhaus on June 18, 1950.

Mary Ellen passed away on October 3, 2017.

As their family grew to six children, they made their home in San Lorenzo, California. The children born to Walt and Mary Ellen and their current spouses are Bill (Roxanne), Bob (Eileen), Barry (Susan), Brian (Kelly), Angela (Doug Baker) and Kathy McGuire.

Walt and Mary Ellen studied the Bible with Jehovah’s Witnesses and the family became active in meeting attendance and teaching the Bible to others.

In 1968, Walt and Mary Ellen moved their family to Scio, where they had a small farm. They lived there until all of the children married.

They were blessed with 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Later Walt and Mary Ellen moved to Sweet Home. After an illness, Walt passed away on March 8, 2005.

On September 2, 2006, Mary Ellen married Frank Garig. They enjoyed 11 years teaching Bible truths to people in the area where they lived.

She was preceded in death by husband Walter Neuhaus; grandson Jordan McGuire; and granddaughter Sarah Neuhaus.

Mary Ellen always looked forward to the time when those in the graves will be brought back to a paradise earth. Until that time, she will be missed and remembered.

A memorial service for Mary Ellen will be at 4 p.m. on October 14, 2017 at the Lebanon Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 150 S. 8th Street in Lebanon.

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