Rose Mary Rupp, 84, Hays, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, at Via Christi Village.
She was born Jan. 1, 1935, in Hays, the daughter of Isadore and Clara (Braun) Binder. On Feb. 19, 1951, she married Melvin A. “Meff” Rupp. They celebrated over 62 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on Dec. 1, 2013.
She was a certified nursing assistant at Via Christi and a member of St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church and the St. Nicholas Ladies Guild. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed entertaining family and friends with her excellent German meals. She would bake homemade cookies by the dozens, and her kitchen was a gathering place for all. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, making quilts, canning, pickling, and spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was always taking care of others before herself.
Survivors include five sons, Joe Rupp, Kansas City, Mo., Richard Rupp and wife, Rose, of Buckeye, Ariz., David Rupp, Hays, Vernon Rupp, Austin, Texas, and Lou Rupp, Hays; a daughter, Rosalie Schmeidler and husband, Allen, Hays; three sisters; Firma Dreiling, San Marcos, Texas, Glenda Knapp and husband, Corky, Hays, and Sherry Schmidt and husband, Dave, Hays; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Meff, and two brothers, Floyd and Vernon Binder.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, and from 9 a.m. to service time Tuesday, all at the funeral home.
A vigil service will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of HaysMed or to St. John’s Chapel at Via Christi Village. Condolences and memories of may be shared with the family at www.haysmemorial.com