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V. Maxine Unruh

March 27, 2016
  1. Maxine Unruh 90, died Sunday, March 27, 2016 at Kansas Christian Home in Newton. She was born February 28, 1926 in Augusta, Kansas to John E. and Edith (Spencer) Giffin. On March 6, 1943 she married James L. Unruh and he preceded her in death on June 28, 2013.


Maxine was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Newton, Kansas. She was a retired Avon Dealer and homemaker. Maxine enjoyed her and her husband’s country place and taking care of the gardens and flowers. She looked forward to their annual trips to Colorado and spending time with her loving family and many friends.


She is survived by her children Steven of North Newton, Kansas and Linda and Michael Henry of Wichita, Kansas and two granddaughters Jennifer and Julia Unruh.


Private family graveside service will be in the Hillside Cemetery Sedgwick.

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  1. I knew Maxine and Jim when they lived at The Lincoln Park Apartments. I’ve never known a more loved and adored wife than Maxine Unruh. I used to take her to the Beautyshop and every time we would return back home, Jims eyes would light up and he would always say “There she is, my most beautiful girl!”
    The residents would get together every Monday morning for coffee and Maxine always showed up looking so pretty as if she were stepping out. They had reached the age where they couldn’t go out dancing anymore but they would entertain us with stories of the years when they could. Every once in awhile, Maxine and Jim would look at one another and just start singing to each other. They had seventy wonderful years together before Jim passed away in 2014. Between then and now, I know Steve spent as much time with Maxine as possible and I’m sure Linda did as well.
    I know they will miss their Mom, but don’t you know, Jim was right there waiting, saying “There she is, my most beautiful girl.”
    I feel blessed for having known such a sweet lady and such a loving couple.

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