Donna J. Runner

Smethport - Donna J. Runner, 62, of Bradford, formerly of Oil City, died Thursday (February 14, 2019) in the Bradford Manor, Bradford.


She was born Jan. 5, 1957 in Bradford, a daughter of Collin and Jean E. Lehman Parris, Sr.  In 1982, in West Virginia, she married Hugh Runner, Jr., who died on May 5, 2017.


Mrs. Runner was a home maker tending to the needs of her family. 


Donna enjoyed spending time with her family, camping, or just having fun outdoors.  She was a member of the Full Gospel Church of Pleasantville, PA.


She is survived by:

Three sons: Ricky (Venessa) James, Hugh Runner, III, both of Oil City, PA, and Steven (Kassandra) James of Eldred

14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren

One brother: Collin H. Parris, Jr. of Seneca, PA

Four sisters: Betty Crusan of Rouseville, PA, Mary Traphagen of Bradford, Dorothy “Duff”  (Mark VanGorder, Jr.) Walton of Smethport, and Carol (Arthur) Jackson of Moreauville, LA

And several nieces and nephews, and cousins.


In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Sandra King, and nephew, Ricky King, Jr.


Visitation will be held on Wednesday from noon to 1PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA, where funeral services will be held at 1 PM with the Rev. Benjamin McCauley, pastor of the Full Gospel Church of Pleasantville, officiating.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Full Gospel Church of Pleasantville, PA.  Online condolences may be made at


Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.