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Rose Ann Rupp

September 3, 1931 ~ July 15, 2019 (age 87)


Rose Ann Rupp, age 87, of Hays, passed away Monday July 15, 2019 at Via Christi Village – Hays.  She was born September 3, 1931 in Schoenchen, KS to Carl and Lucy (Herl) Zimmerman.

She married Francis A. Rupp on August 16, 1948 in Hays.  He preceded her in death on December 23, 2001.  She was a homemaker, farm wife, and the Register of Deeds in Ellis County for over 25 years.

Rose was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Hays.  Activities she enjoyed included: her flowers, taking day trips, her grandchildren and holidays with family and friends.

Survivors include three sons: Harland E. (Edna) Rupp of Victoria; Gary F. (Connie) Rupp of Tribune; and Patrick C. Rupp of Garden City, and one daughter: Marie (Wes) Stramel of Hays.

One brother: Carl (Doris) Zimmerman of Schoenchen; Sisters-in-law: Ruth Zimmerman, Blanche Vonlintel, Shirley Rupp and Sally Rupp – all of Hays.

14 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and three step great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers: Roy Zimmerman and Lester Zimmerman.

Funeral services will be 10 AM on Friday, July 19, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Hays. Burial will follow in the St Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday 4 PM to 8 PM with a combined parish vigil and rosary service at 7 PM and Friday 9 AM – 9:30 AM all at Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine Hays, KS 67601.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Via Christi Village - Hays

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July 18, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel
2509 Vine
Hays, KS 67601

Funeral Service
July 19, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Joseph&rsquo!s Catholic Church (Hays)

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