Sylvia Doris (Runge) Endicott, 95 of Pittsburg, died at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at the Cornerstone Village in Pittsburg.

Sylvia Doris (Runge) Endicott, 95 of Pittsburg, died at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at the Cornerstone Village in Pittsburg.
She was born February 16, 1914. Sylvia was adopted by Charles Runge and Mary Melissa (Hefton) Runge of Arma, Kansas.  Sylvia was welcomed into her family of four brothers, Lem Shoup, Jake Shoup, Homer Shoup, and Lorenzo Runge.
Sylvia was raised in Arma, Kansas and graduated from Arma High School in 1931. She excelled in tennis and won some awards. She lived in Arma until 1938.  After dating for five years, Clifford C. Endicott and Sylvia Doris Runge were married September 17, 1938 at Fort Scott, Kansas.  They were married for 56 years. Clifford went to be with the Lord on January 9, 1995.
Clifford and Sylvia lived in Wichita for twenty years before moving back to Pittsburg
Some of the jobs that Sylvia had over the years include, driving the county nurses to all the schools in Crawford County, selling cosmetics in a large department store in Wichita, and at one time was a meat wrapper.  Sylvia and Clifford raised and sold black Cocker Spaniels.  In later years, Sylvia was on the Election Board and enjoyed doing her part in the election process.
She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Pittsburg for many years.  Former church memberships were held at The Central Assembly of God, Wichita, Kansas, The Pittsburg Assembly of God, Lighthouse Tabernacle, which they helped start in 1977 and The Open Door Fellowship Center in Pittsburg.
Sylvia has always been active in her church. She had a special love for the youth. Some of the ways she served her Lord were by teaching Sunday School, being a Teens Choir director, helping with Bible School and teaching Nursing Home Bible Lessons. She loved to sing and play her organ.
Sylvia has lived at Cornerstone Village since 2003.  She was very grateful for the care and love she received from her Cornerstone Village “family”.
She is survived by several nieces, nephews, and their families. A special bond and friendship has continued through the years with Dalene Johnson, the daughter of her dear friend Faye Owings Koker.  Sylvia is also survived by her caregiver, Sharon Dean and her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and her four brothers.
Funeral services will be 10:30 am, Saturday, August 1 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Pittsburg with Rev. James Sukraw officiating.  Burial will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Pittsburg. Family will receive friends at the church from 9:30 a.m. until service time. Friends may also call at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday at their convenience.  Condolences may be left at Memorials may be made to the Nazarene Youth Center; these may be left at or mailed to the funeral home. Services and arrangements by the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 522 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS  66762.