John Unruh was born Sept. 16, 1928 in Verden, to Edward Unruh and Ada Nightingale Unruh. He passed away on Jan. 11, 2014, at Clarksdale Nursing Center Rehab, Clarksdale, Mississippi reaching the age of 85 years, three months, and 26 days. He grew up in Verden, Oklahoma. He was a carpenter by occupation. He married Marcella Jean Koehn, May 18, 1952. She passed away May 9, 1999. The past 20 years he has lived in the Clarksdale community.
Survivors include: Teresa Unruh Loewen (Roland) of Glenn, Calif.; Wallis Unruh (Anita)of Glenn, Calif.; Caralee Ann Unruh of Clarksdale, Mississippi; Russell Unruh (Angela) of Colusa, Calif.; two sisters: Inez Unruh Zeiset of Chickasha; Josie Unruh Smith (Darvin) of Chickasha; a brother: Jesse Unruh (Dorothy) of Chickasha; six sisters-in-law: Edna Koehn Loewen, Inez Koehn Nichols, Rosella Koehn Dyck, Juanita Koehn, Elizabeth Koehn and Rosa Koehn Holdeman. There were eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, his parents, four siblings, a great-grandchild, a brother, 15 brothers-in-law and eight sisters-in-law.
Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at the Clarksdale Mennonite Church with visitation 6 - 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at the Clarksdale Mennonite Church. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, Mississippi is handling the arrangements.