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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Obituary: Maurine (Unruh) Christensen

  • Maurine (Unruh) Christensen, 82, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at The Cedars, McPherson.
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  • Maurine (Unruh) Christensen, 82, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at The Cedars, McPherson.
    She was born July 2, 1930, in Galva, the daughter of Elias T. and Susie (Schultz) Unruh. A lifetime resident of McPherson County, she retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. She also worked at Hardee's and Burger King.
    On March 15, 1949, she married Glen L. Christensen in McPherson. He died on Sept. 19, 2004.
    She belonged to the Countryside Covenant Church. She also volunteered for Trash-to-Treasures, Sew & Share and Save 'N Share. She was a past member of the Sunflower M.I. Hummel Club, MO-KAN Hummel Club, National M.I. Hummel Club, and Telephone Pioneers.
    Survivors include: a son, Michael Christensen of Overland Park; two daughters, Dianna Heidebrecht and Debbie (Mark) Unruh, both of McPherson; six grandchildren, Angie (Shane) Godwin of McPherson, Will (Erin) Heidebrecht of Olathe, Billy Christensen of Tampa, Fla., Becky Christensen of Shawnee, Ann (Cale) Dark of Overland Park, Tricia Christensen of Shawnee; six great-grandchildren, Kobe Unruh, Shelby Christensen, Eric Christensen, Kaden Godwin, Addison Heidebrecht, and Bentley Godwin; two brothers, Arvin Unruh of Moundridge, Derald (Shirley) Unruh of Galva; two sisters, Florence (Les) Dearing of Easton, Pa., and Thelma Gibson of Bixby, Okla.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers, and nine sisters.
    A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Countryside Covenant Church with Rev. Jon Black and Kenneth Busse officiating. A private inurnment will be at the McPherson Cemetery prior to the memorial service.
    Memorial donations may be given to Countryside Covenant Church or Alzheimer's & Related Disorders Association in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.
    Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockhamfamily.

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