CIMARRON — Vernon Russell Unruh, 94, a longtime farmer and active member of the Cimarron and Gray County community, died Sept. 27. Russ was born to Leo and Susie Unruh in 1925 in a farmhouse near Pawnee Rock, but he lived most of his life in Cimarron.

Russ served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and married Beverly Hutchinson in 1948. He is survived by Beverly and by his three children, Keena, Rocky and Gavin; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Cimarron Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Swaim Funeral Chapel of Cimarron with the family receiving friends from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Prairie in care of the funeral home. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at