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Lorrayne G. (Unruh) Pankratz

August 24, 2022

Lorrayne G. Unruh Pankratz, 89, died on August 24, 2022, at Kidron Bethel in North Newton, Kansas.


She was born on July 25, 1933 in Great Bend, Kansas, the daughter of Harry and Lena (Schultz) Unruh.


Lorrayne attended Bethel College and Emporia State University for a degree in education. She taught at Albert, Scott City, Larned and Newton.


Lorrayne enjoyed reading, traveling, and being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Along with Norman she enjoyed bird watching at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge.


Lorrayne is survived by her husband, Norman L. Pankratz; daughter, Andrea Unruh and husband Merrill; 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.


To honor Lorrayne and her love of pink, feel free to wear a touch of pink at the memorial.


The memorial service will be Saturday, September 17, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Mennonite Church in Newton, Kansas.


In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mennonite Central Committee.

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3 thoughts on “Lorrayne G. (Unruh) Pankratz

  1. Lorrayne was my best friend and teaching buddy. She was a wonderful lady and so much fun! Her heart was her daughter and husband and her grandchildren. I will never forget her and the many laughs and true friendship we had.

  2. I will forever remember my time with Lorrayne. She was the most compassionate and spunky woman. Ill miss coming to work and hearing her say “there’s my lady with the curls” I thank you for trusting us to care for mom.

  3. I am so sorry to read of Lorraine I knew her through the Schultz reunions, her and my mom were cousins. I enjoyed talking to her. My thoughts and prayers.

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