Jane Kunkle Rulong

December 19, 1930 ~ November 12, 2018 (age 87)

Jane Kunkle Rulong, 87, of Mt. Lebanon, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, on Monday, November 12, 2018.  Jane was born on December 19,1930 in Homer City, PA and was preceded in death by her parents, Lisle H. and Mary H. Kunkle, her beloved aunt Margaret Harris, brother Calvin Kunkle and sister Mary Kunkle Reinhold.  Survived by her beloved husband, Rev. Roger G. Rulong, having recently celebrated their 68thwedding anniversary.  Jane met and married her college sweetheart at Asbury College, Wilmore, Kentucky.  She then was a partner in ministry with her husband, serving United Methodist congregations in western Pennsylvania, including Cookport - Indiana County, Noblestown,Ballantyne - McKeesport, Dutilh - Cranberry Township, Baldwin Community, First Church - Kittanning, First Bethel - Bethel Park, First Church - Clarion and as superintendent of the Johnstown District.  She was a gifted pianist, devoted pastor’s wife, devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She enjoyed family; and, her love and devotion will be forever cherished by them. 
Loving mother of Roger (Kathy) Rulong, Jr. of Collier Township, David (Susan) Rulong of Sandusky, Ohio, John (Lisa) Rulong of Bethel Park, and Mary Jane (Michael) Novak of Great Falls, Virginia; grandmother to Evan Rulong of Columbus, Ohio, Kate (Vincent) Sanzone of Columbus, Ohio, Natalie (Kevin) Stauffer of Columbus, Ohio, Matthew Rulong of The Woodlands, Texas, Geoffrey (Gretchen) Rulong of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Carolyn Jane (Timothy) Mattock of Fox Chapel, John (Mae) Rulong of Bethel Park, Patrick Rulong of Mt. Washington, Dylan Novak of Great Falls, Virginia and Bennett Novak of Great Falls, Virginia; great-grandmother of Elliot Rulong, Wyatt Rulong, Vincent Sanzone, Violet Sanzone, Tyler Stauffer, Alba Rulong, Marc Rulong, Emeline Jane Rulong, Winston Rulong, Grace Mattock, and Gwendolyn Jane Mattock. Also surviving are brothers Lisle H. (Hazel) Kunkle of Indiana, Pennsylvania, John H. (Mary) Kunkle of San Antonio, Texas, James R. (Andi) Kunkle of Lake County, Florida, and numerous nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held at the Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.  The family will welcome guests prior to the service commencing at 10:00 a.m. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, DONATIONS MAY BE MADE TO THE JANE KUNKLE RULONG CAMPERSHIP FUND, c/o The United Methodist Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, Benedum-Trees Building, 223 Fourth Avenue, Suite 707, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222.  This fund provides assistance for children attending summer camp at the Jumonville United Methodist Camp and Retreat Center in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Arrangements entrusted to the David J. Henney Funeral Home, Library, PA.

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