Charles William Runnels, 44, 601 No. 11th St., died Tuesday evening at a St. Joseph hospital. Born at Gallatin, Mo., he had resided in St. Joseph the past 20 years. Mr. Runnels was a bus driver for the Trenton-St. Joseph Coach Co., and an Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Marie Runnels, in 1978 . . .