Marie Unruh

Marie Agnes Unruh, 81, of Arkansas City, died Tuesday Oct. 13, 2020, at the Cox Medical Center of Springfield, Mo.

The Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, both at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Arkansas City. Burial will follow in Parker Cemetery. Father Sam Brand will officiate.

The casket will be open from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Those attending services are requested to follow COVID-19 mandates, including social distancing and wearing a mask.

A memorial has been established with the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Altar Society. Contributions can be made through Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home and Crematory of Arkansas City. Online condolences can be made at

Marie was born Jan. 14, 1939, at St. Marks, to Ernest and Helen (Heimerman) Posch. She was reared and educated in St. Joseph and Mount Vernon, and she graduated from Wellington High School in 1957.

Marie married Delano Unruh on May 10, 1958. The couple made their home in Arkansas City, where Marie worked for 25 years a consultant/sales clerk for Beltone. She was a devoted member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and member of the Altar Society.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Ed Posch; and sister, Bernice Wadell.

Survivors include her husband, Delano, of the home; sons, Kenneth “Kenny” and wife, Tammy Unruh, of Latham, and Dr. John and wife, Angie Unruh, of Rogers, Ark.; daughters, Tammy and husband, Rodney Schaffer, of El Dorado, and Carla and husband, David Brake, of Andover; brother, Norbert and wife, Delvina Posch, of Wichita; sisters, Laverna Wedman, of Ponca City, Okla., Dorothy Wedman, of Leon, and Lorene and husband, Jim Willis, of Springfield, Mo.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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