The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

December 29, 2012

Josephine “Josie” Unruh

Published 12-29-12


Enid News and Eagle

MENO — Graveside service for Josephine “Josie” Unruh, 100, will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at New Hopedale Mennonite Cemetery, Meno. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home Inc., Helena.  Viewing 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be shared at www.lanmanmemori als.com.

Josie was born Jan. 12, 1912, six miles north of Meno to Jacob Johnson and Annie Bell Koehn Johnson and passed from this life on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, in Enid.

Josie married Eugene Unruh June 28, 1932, in Enid. She was a homemaker and partner with her husband in the farming operation. She lived in the Meno area her entire life.

Josie conducted “chalk talks,” where she illustrated a Bible story with pictures while others gave the program at various churches, continuing this until 1996. She was a member of New Hopedale Mennonite Church, Meno.

Josie made wonderful homemade pickles and sand plum jelly and loved her flower garden. She taught Sunday school and Bible school, sang in church choirs and with the family quartet and did mission work at the Mennonite Indian Church in Canton.

Those who preceded Josie in death include her husband, Eugene; her parents; one brother, Alfred Johnson; two sisters, Magdalena and Violet; and one son-in-law, Albert Lee Buller.

Survivors include her daughters, Gloria Buller of Goltry and June Unruh of Meno; two grandchildren, Doug Buller and wife Dianna of Goltry, and Andrea Hargett and husband Delwin of Pratt, Kan.; one granddaughter, Rebecca Buller of Goltry; and one brother, Leroy Johnson.

Memorials may be given to American Bible Society through the funeral home at P.O. Box 126, Helena, OK 73741.

(Submitted by family)