Roy and Millie Unruh of Showalter Villa in Hesston will share their story on Thursday at First Baptist Church, 600 E. Marlin in McPherson. The American Baptist Seniors are sponsoring a coffee and cookie time at 2:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. The community is invited to this free event.
The Unruh’s story begins at Inman High School in the 1950s, when there were a group of students who were close friends who participated in all the activities the school could offer. Their story is one of friendship, tragedy and eventually undying faith in the providence of God. Two of the students who survived a series of crisis events have written a moving story of what eventually brought them together.
Roy Unruh at one time taught on the McPherson High School staff and eventually was on the staff of the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. He and wife Millie collaborated on the book “Two Feet Apart at the Altar,” and have succeeded in leaving a message of love and their faith in God. It began with a tragic accident on Main Street in McPherson, when a car jumped the curb and struck Roy’s first wife, Deloris, injuring her fatally.