Margaret ?Marge? Ellen (Gatz) Unruh, 73, engineering tech assistant, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015.
Marge was preceded in death by her parents, Lucy (Bixby) and William Gatz; and brothers, Bernard Gatz, Vincent Gatz, and William Gatz.
Survivors are sisters, Mareta Lies of Kansas City, Kansas, and Teresa and Richard Sawyer of Houston; children, Steven and Donna Unruh of Austin, Texas, Scott and Julie Unruh of Houston, and Shannon Hill of Andover; grandchildren, Wiley Unruh, Vivian Hill, Dominic Unruh, Lucas Unruh and Colton Hill.
Marge grew up in Newton, attending St. Mary?s Catholic grade school. After graduation from Newton High School, she attended The University of Kansas nursing school, where she studied surgical nursing for a few years. During her career, she had various different jobs including: flight attendant for Frontier Airlines in Denver; travel coordinator for Siefkis Travel in Wichita; teaching Montessori for Wichita Colligate School; a manager at McDonalds; and a secretary/bookkeeper for St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.
For 35 years, she worked for Boeing/Spirit AeroSystems in engineering and tooling support prior to retirement. For almost a dozen years, she was a waitress at Tippin?s Restaurant and Pie Pantry in Wichita until it closed in 1995.
In lieu of flowers, send donations to the Quilters group at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 123 N. Andover Road, Andover, KS 67002. Funeral Mass was at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East, 6555 E. Central Wichita, KS 67206 was in charge of arrangements.