GOLDTHWAITE Graveside services for Shirley Evelyn Shipman Runnels, 64, of Mullin, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at Duren Cemetery. Burial will follow under the direction of Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

She died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007 at her home.

She was born May 6, 1943 in Mills County to Stone and Vada Karnes Shipman. On June 6, 1961, she was married to Howard Runnels in Trigger Mountain.

Survivors include her children, Robert Craig Runnels of Burnet, Sheri L. Minard Irish of Mullin, Christina Hurst of Goldthwaite, James Runnels of Dublin, Karen Holt of Fredericksburg, and many adopted children; her sister, Nita Frazier of Mullin; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one niece; and many friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.