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Name: CONSTANCE OWEN FAUNTLEROY RUNCIE
Death Date: MAY/17/1911 Interment Date: MAY/20/1911 Birth Date: JAN/15/1836
Age at Death: 75y4m2d Cause of Death:
Location at Death:  Winnetka, Cook, Illinois
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Sex: F Nativity: AMERICAN Ethnicity: CAUCASIAN
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Child of: Robert Henry Fauntleroy & Jane Dale Owen
Spouse of: James Runcie D.D.
Mother of: Constance B. Runcie, James F. Runcie, Ellinor Dale Runcie, Percy Owen Runcie
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Brief Biography:

Constance Fauntleroy Runcie was the founder of the first women's social club east of the Mississippi, The Minerva Society in New Harmony, Indiana (1859). She later founded the oldest existing women's club today, the Runcie Club, located in St. Joseph, Missouri. Mrs. Runcie was president of the Runcie Club from its inception in 1894 until her death in 1911. Her work with women's clubs was recognized nationally when she was elected an honorary Vice-President of the General Federation of Women's Clubs in the United States in 1904. Constance Fauntleroy was the granddaughter of Utopian socialist and philanthropist, Robert Owen. He founded the utopian society of New Harmony, Indiana in 1826. Constance Fauntleroy married James Runcie, an Episcopal minister, in 1862. The couple moved to St. Joseph, MO, in 1871, when Dr. Runcie became the minister at Christ Episcopal Church. The couple had four children, two sons and two daughters. The Runcie Club was founded in 1894 and included the most prominent women in St. Joseph society. Meetings focused on topical issues or pieces of literature. Mrs. Runcie used her club to expand young women's minds in the fields of art, literature, music and world events. Constance Fauntleroy Runcie died at the age of 75 on May 17, 1911. She was buried next to her husband in Mt. Mora Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO.

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Founder of one of the first women's social groups east of the Mississippi in 1859, Constance Runcie later founded The Runcie Club in St. Joseph, MO in 1894. The Runcie Club is the oldest existing women's social club today.

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Vault Type: Burial Number: 6919  
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Other Relatives in Plot: James D.D.Runcie , Percy Owen Runcie, Elinor Dale Runcie, James Fauntleroy Runcie
Lot Owner: CONSTANCE FRUNCIE
Lot Location: 2 R3
Block Location: 21
Section/Range Location: B
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Cost of Interment: $6.00 Date Paid: 11/30/11
 
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Constance Runcie
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Constance Runcie
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