RunyonCarolyn Ann Runyon-Tingler, 54, of Hot Springs, Virginia went to be with the Lord Jesus on Monday, July 15, 2019 at her home in Hot Springs.

She was born November 21, 1964 in Hot Springs, Virginia, the daughter of Glenna Lea Green Runyon and the late Ellis “John” Ray Runyon.

She was a 1983 graduate of Bath County High School & a 1987 graduate of Liberty University. She was a member of the marching band at both institutions. Later, Carolyn became involved in the Hot Springs Rescue Squad, which led to an interest in nursing. She graduated from Dabney S. Lancaster with a nursing degree. Carolyn worked as a nurse for both Roanoke Carillion and Bath Community hospitals throughout her career. Carolyn was a loving wife, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. She enjoyed crafts, cooking, travel and spending time with friends and family.

She is survived by her mother, Glenna Runyon of Hot Springs, her husband, John Christopher Tingler, her husband of fourteen years whom she married on June 11, 2005; a sister, Nancy Runyon Scyphers & husband Mike of Glen Allen, Virginia; two nephews, Ryan & Justin Scyphers both of Glen Allen; a cousin, Lori London of Columbus, Indiana; and numerous other cousins and relatives.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Friday, July 19, 2019 at Hot Springs Baptist Church with Pastor David George and Reverend Garland Humphries officiating. Interment will be in Warm Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Foster, Jamie Bryant, Bryson Coleman, Bill Wagner, Herbie Cammock, Ryan Scyphers, Justin Scyphers, Michael Colaw, Jeff Fairburn and Michael Spurgeon. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Keith Hummel, Dr. Jeff McCray and Dr. John Lyatash.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., Thursday evening at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hot Springs Rescue Squad, P.O. Box N, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445.


  1. Praying for Glenna, John, Nancy and all the family during this time. May God comfort you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers

  2. So Sorry for your Loss Glenna & Family, she was way too young to leave you. She was a beautiful lady. Always kind to me. God be with you.

  3. I’m so sorry to hear about Carolyn. She and I were in the play, The House at Pooh Corner. So many happy thoughts come to mind. My prayers are with you.

  4. Carolyn and I shared many night shifts together on 8 South Cardiac Care PCU in Roanoke Memorial. She was an excellent nurse to learn from and a wonderful human being as well. Thank you for your many gifts, Carolyn. You will be missed.
    Peter Hannon, RN

  5. Carolyn, you was a sweet lady and coworker and friend .You will be missed,prayers for your family, I know you will be taking care of patients in Heaven

  6. Rest in Peace, Carolyn! You will be missed by many.

  7. Thoughts and prayers for Carolyn’s family during this difficult time. Carolyn was one of the nurses who helped guide me as a brand new nurse on 8 South at Roanoke Memorial several years ago. She was loved by many and will be missed.

  8. I worked with Carolyn at Roanoke Memorial. She told me I was her adopted daughter, without all the paperwork. She was such an amazing nurse and person. She will be greatly missed and she will always be greatly loved. I will treasure all the little moments I had with her. Prayers for her husband and family.

  9. So very sorry!!

  10. Carolyn and I worked many years together at Bath County Community Hospital, she was such a sweet and smart individual who i learned a lot from. Family, I am so sorry that you have to deal with such a tremendous loss for such a wonderful, caring, and a loving individual. I pray that God will wrap His loving arms around each of you today, and in days to come. My Prayers are that each of you have strength and to lean on our Heavenly father for guidance.

  11. Glenna and family, I am so very sorry about Carolyn. She was such a beautiful young woman. I know you will all miss her terribly. May God give you strength in the days ahead.

  12. Dearest Glenna & Family:
    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your beautiful daughter.
    Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
    Peggy & Eddie Ryder & Family


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