Grace B. (Kurtz) Unruh, 96, mother of four, worked at Cinderella Knitting Mill and Gerber

By on August 2, 2017

Grace B. (Kurtz) Unruh, 96, of Ephrata, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Ephrata Manor.

She was born in Reistville to the late Isaac and Sally Kurtz, and was the wife of the late J. Howard Unruh, who passed away in 2013.

A graduate of Schaefferstown High School, she had perfect attendance for all 12 years of school. In the early years Grace had worked for Cinderella Knitting Mill and Gerber.

Grace is survived by three children: Judy A., wife of Walter Martin, of Ephrata; Ted, husband of Elaine (Sweitzer) Unruh, of Reinholds; and Jane, wife of Marlin Good, of New Holland; six grandchildren: Lisa, Brian, and Scott Martin; Jessica, wife of Daniel Valadie; Jared, husband of Becky Unruh; Tara, wife of Antonio Thompson; and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Grace was preceded in death by a son: James Unruh; four brothers: Alvin, Wilson, Warren, and Harold Kurtz; and a sister, Martha Sanders.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, Aug. 3, from 9 to 10 a.m., at the Donecker Chapel at Ephrata Manor, 99 Bethany Road, Ephrata. Funeral services will follow at 10 a.m., with Pastor Bob Kilgore officiating. Interment will take place in the Steinmetz Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Grace’s memory may be made to Ephrata Manor Benevolent Fund, 99 Bethany Road, Ephrata, PA 17522.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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