The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


June 29, 2013

Norman Lyle Unruh

Published 6-29-13

WOODWARD — Service for Norman Lyle Unruh, 83, will be 2 p.m. Sunday, June 30, 2013, at Grace Mennonite Church, with Pastors Gary Lillie and Richard Stephens officiating.

Arrangements are by Anderson-Burris Funeral Home.

The service will be broadcast live at Golden Oaks Retirement Village Chapel.  

Shorty was born to Rev. Albert and Nina (Becker) Unruh on April 16, 1930, in Ringwood, Okla., and passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013, in Enid, Okla.  

Shorty married his high school sweetheart, Rose Marie Reimer, on March 4, 1951, in Medford.

They made their home in Enid, where he owned and operated Unruh’s Automotive Repair for 45 years.

Shorty was a longtime member of Grace Mennonite Church. He sang with the Grace Mennonite Quartet for 50 years. He was active with the adult choir, both singing and directing, Jr. Department Song Leader, and was director of the Youth Camp Retreats. He also served as associate pastor.

Shorty sat on the board of directors at Oklahoma Bible Academy and Grace Mennonite Church. For the last 19 years, Shorty was the chaplain at Golden Oaks Retirement Village.

He is survived by wife, Rose of the home; sons, Randy Unruh and wife Carolyn, and Rocky Unruh and wife Lorene, both of Enid; daughters, Sheri Campos and husband Frank of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Lori Nichols and husband Tom of Enid; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one brother, Jack Unruh.

Shorty was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Allen Unruh.

Memorials may be made to Oklahoma Bible Academy or Golden Oaks Chapel.

Condolences online at

(Submitted by family)

Text Only
  • Christopher Burnham Christopher Kelly Burnham

    Funeral services for Christopher Kelly Burnham, 55, Nash, will be held Saturday morning, August 2, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in Your Family Church with his father, Pastor Gene Burnham, officiating.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Clifford Lantz Clifford L. Lantz

    Mass of Christian burial for Clifford L. Lantz of Stillwater, Okla., formerly of Fairview, Okla., will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Fairview, with Father Jarek Topolewski officiating.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • James P. Johnston

    October 15, 1929 – July 29, 2014

    July 31, 2014

  • Monty B. Williams

    Monty Williams, 53, passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

    July 31, 2014

  • Linda G. McElfresh

    Service pending with Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home.

    July 31, 2014

  • Timothy Timer

    Service pending with Anderson-Burris Funeral Home & Crematory.

    July 31, 2014

  • Miller, Stan.jpg John Stanley “Stan” Miller

    The remembrance service for John Stanley “Stan” Miller, age 78, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at Willow View United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Lisa Thompson and the Rev. Tom Carruthers officiating.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Leonor Navarro Rojas.jpg Leonor Navarro Rojas

    May 10, 1957 — July 24, 2014

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • JoAnn Moore.jpg JoAnn (Jodi) Moore

    JoAnn Moore (Jodi), age 81, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Jodi was born Feb. 7, 1933 in Enid, Okla., the daughter of Virgil and Lena (Wegmiller) Sanders.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Norman Pottorf.jpg Norman Ray Pottorf

    Funeral services for Norman Ray Pottorf, 78, Enid, will be held Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at 10 a.m. in Oakwood Christian Church with Pastor Alan Seible officiating.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo