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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Obituary: Elsie H. Unruh

  • Elsie H. Unruh, 92, died August 14, 2012 at McPherson Hospital, McPherson. She was born March 2, 1920, in McPherson County, Kansas, the daughter of Peter J. and Eva (Unruh) Unruh.
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  • Elsie H. Unruh, 92, died August 14, 2012 at McPherson Hospital, McPherson. She was born March 2, 1920, in McPherson County, Kansas, the daughter of Peter J. and Eva (Unruh) Unruh. She was a retired employee of the Canton Pilot/Sterling Press and Kittell Printing and former custodian for the State Bank of Canton.
    On March 6, 1938, she married Leland Unruh at Galva. He preceded her in death on March 20, 2009.
    Survivors include daughters, Glenda (Orman) Schmidt, McPherson, Janice (Kenny) Nightingale, Moundridge and June (John Paul) Unruh, Lamar, Colorado; son-in-law, Dwight (Gail) Ewert of Canton; brother, E.W. “Bill” Unruh, McPherson; sister, Esther Koehn, Dodge City; 10 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, Kaye Ewert, granddaughter, Julie Schmidt, two brothers, Floyd and Irvin Jantz and three sisters, Eva Wedel, Marie Unruh and Jenny Unruh, preceded her in death.
    Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 17, 2012, at the Canton United Methodist Church. Interment will be in the Canton Township Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday evening, August 16, 2012 from 6  p.m. until 8 p.m. at Olson’s Mortuary, Canton.
    A memorial has been established with the church, in care of the mortuary.
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