Martha E. “Martie” (Runnells) Troute, 65, of Golden, passed away at 12:21 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at Blessing Hospital, in Quincy. Friends may call after 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home, in Dallas City, and the family will meet friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 at the funeral home. Pastor Sheri Renner will officiate. Burial will follow in Harris Cemetery, in rural Dallas City. A memorial fund has been established for the Hope Lodge, of St. Louis, Mo., and Central Adams Sportsmen, of Golden.

Martha E. “Martie” (Runnells) Troute, 65, of Golden, passed away at 12:21 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at Blessing Hospital, in Quincy. Friends may call after 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home, in Dallas City, and the family will meet friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 at the funeral home. Pastor Sheri Renner will officiate. Burial will follow in Harris Cemetery, in rural Dallas City. A memorial fund has been established for the Hope Lodge, of St. Louis, Mo., and Central Adams Sportsmen, of Golden. She was born Dec. 13, 1951, in Ottumwa, Iowa, the daughter of Ralph Jacob and Martha Ruth Steen Runnells. On Jan. 18, 2013, she married Thomas L. Troute, in Liberty. Martie was a 1970 graduate of Wapello High School, in Wapello, Iowa. She loved crafting, sewing, cooking, and especially spending time with her family. She taught tole painting and was co-owner of two stores, Things To Do, in Burlington, Iowa; and River Bend Friends, in Lomax. She also worked for Great River Medical Center, Hy-Vee and G.E., all in Burlington, Iowa. She is survived by her husband; five children, Darin Anell, of Burlington, Iowa; Amber (Jason) Dickey, of Geneseo; Chloe Ravenscraft, Sophie Ravenscraft and Johnny Ravenscraft, all of Terre Haute, Ill.; two grandchildren, Olivia and Carter Dickey; two step-daughters, Michelle (Mike) Caldwell, of Palmyra, Mo.; and Teresa (Kevin) Hickey, of Quincy; four step-grandchildren; three brothers, Jerry (Wanda) Eakins, of Ft. Worth, Texas; Jay (Sue) Runnells, of Wapello, Iowa; and Jack (Dee Ann) Runnells, of Wapello, Iowa; one sister, Nancy (Ron) Eakins Honson, of Rockford; and one sister-in-law, Sharon Eakins, of Ottumwa. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Joel Murphy; two brothers, Don Eakins and Charles Runnells; and her parents.