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Larry Rupp

April 11, 2019


Larry E. Rupp, age 77, of Ellis passed away Thursday, April 11 at his home in Ellis.  He was born on February 12, 1942 in Hays, Kansas to Wendeline and Helen (Rupp) Rupp. He married Nancy York of Hoisington in 1966. They were later divorced. 

He moved to New Orleans, LA in 1968 and joined the Teamsters Union as a painter.  He also worked at restoring many historical sites.  He returned to Kansas in l970 where he was known locally for restoring to its earlier state, the John Schlyer house, 601 Oak, in Hays.

He is survived by two children: Vaughn Rupp of Kansas City, KS and Deborah Pippin of Ft. Collins, CO; two brothers, Dean and wife Betty of Hays and Wayne and wife Norma of Weeping Water, NE; three grandchildren: Dustin, Dillon and Brooke 
Pippin and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Irvin, Darrel, Delmar, Harvey and sister, Florie Seitzinger.

A memorial service will be held 11 AM on Monday, April 15, 2019 at the Keithley Funeral Chapel 400 E. 17th street in Ellis.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Ellis Public Library.

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Memorial Service
April 15, 2019

11:00 AM
Keithley Funeral Chapel
400 E. 17th Street
Ellis, Kansas 67637

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