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Jency McMurrey Runnels ’53

Jency McMurrey Runnels ’53 turned 100 in August. In July, she was featured on the WOAI program San Antonio Living, and her family gave her a birthday party which was attended by approximately 100 guests. Jency was born in Sweethome, Texas, and her family moved to South San Antonio when she was twelve. Jency graduated from South San Antonio ISD and then attended college at Mary Hardin-Baylor. She then began teaching in the same three-story building where she attended school. In that same building, she also met her future husband, Frank C. Runnels. Jency taught third grade for 41 years, most of those years in South San Antonio. Frank and Jency had two children, Franklin and Martha; four grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; and two step-great grandchildren.