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Loel Don Unruh
© Enid News and Eagle
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

Ponca City The funeral for Loel Don Unruh, 76, will be 10 AM Tuesday in Roberts and Son Funeral Home Chapel, Blackwell. He the Rev. Rick Longcrier will officiate. Burial will be in Blackwell Cemetery.

He was born June 12, 1926, in Goltry to Fred and Lina B. Major Unruh and died Friday, June 28, 2002, at St. Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City.

As a young boy, he moved with family to different farms in the Ringwood area. He graduated from Ringwood High School in 1944, then entered the Navy, serving in the Philippines during World War I I. After his discharge, he returned to Oklahoma City where he attended Barber's School. In 1947, he married Violet Levings. They lived in Ringwood. He worked as a barber. In the early 1950s, they moved to Enid, then to Blackwell where he continued to Barber. He married Frances Louise Mills on December 30, 1974, in Blackwell where they lived before moving to Ponca City. He worked at the OG & E plant near Red Rock, retiring in the early 1990s.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion in Blackwell.

Surviving are his wife, Frances of Ponca City; two daughters, Sherry Kincaid of Edmond and Kay Jantz of Wellington, Kansas; three step daughters, Patricia Morgan of Independence, Kansas, Peggy Brundage of Austin, Texas, and Joyce Ann Feasel of Palmer, Alaska; one stepson, Don Oder of Blackwell; three brothers, Harold and Lyle, both of Dalhart, Texas, and Jack of Enid; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Cancer Division.

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