John Earnest “Johnny” Unruh, 85, was born to Jacob J.C. and Susie (Nichols) Unruh on March 7, 1927, at Galva.  He passed away June 21, 2012, at Comanche County Hospital.  On Dec. 22, 1946, he married Elga Schmidt of Greensburg.  She died Dec. 10, 1986.  On October 2, 1988, he married Elsie Schmidt of Chickasha, Okla.


John Earnest “Johnny” Unruh, 85, was born to Jacob J.C. and Susie (Nichols) Unruh on March 7, 1927, at Galva.  He passed away June 21, 2012, at Comanche County Hospital.  On Dec. 22, 1946, he married Elga Schmidt of Greensburg.  She died Dec. 10, 1986.  On October 2, 1988, he married Elsie Schmidt of Chickasha, Okla. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife Elga; two brothers, Vernon and Milton; and one grandson, Brett Unruh.

Survivors are his wife Elsie; five sons and three daughters, John W. and wife ElVera of Haviland, Mike and wife Jan of Greensburg, Vicki and husband Merlynn Koehn of Dumas, Ark., Linda and husband Wendell Schneider of Ithaca, Mich., Roger and wife Gay Lyn of Wilmore, Randy and Jamie (Cecil) of Coldwater, Phillip and wife Angela of Coldwater, and Kristine Unruh-Jones of Eudora; 19 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; brothers, Curtis and wife Joanne of Canton, Alton and wife Virginia and Don and wife Ilene, all of Greensburg; sisters, Rose Marie Boehs of Fairview, Okla., and Sharon and husband Bill Sutton of Greensburg; sisters-in-law: Lorraine (Vernon) Unruh of Brookville, Miss., and Dorothy (Milton) Unruh of Greensburg; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Funeral service is at 10 a.m., Monday, June 25, 2012, at the Bethel Mennonite Church in Greensburg.  Burial will be in Bethel Memorial Gardens. 

Memorials may be sent to Comanche County Hospital or South Wind Hospice in care of Hatfield-Prusa Funeral Home, Coldwater, KS.