The Edmond Sun


June 13, 2014

Dorothy M. Rupe

EDMOND —     Dorothy M. Rupe, 94, of Edmond, Okla., died June 12, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Okla.  She was born May 14, 1920 in Bucklin, Kan., and grew up in Garden City, Kan., where her family owned and operated Gardiner Dairy and Ice Cream Company.

    She graduated from the University of Kansas and moved to Oklahoma City where she was first employed by Secor Construction Company. She married Al Rupe on January 31, 1954. During their life together, she and Al built a beautiful Angus farm northeast of Edmond where they welcomed friends and family for over 40 years. Until her retirement, Dorothy also worked for Keller Williams Furniture in Edmond. Dorothy and Al celebrated 50 years of marriage in 2004.

In her later years, Dorothy was an active member of the Touchmark at Coffee Creek Retirement community, as well as the First United Methodist Church of Edmond.

    Dorothy is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Beckie Bigler of  Edmond and Beverly Morgan of  Lawrence, Kan.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, siblings, and  infant son.

    In her honor, the family will receive friends from 2-3:30 p.m. Monday, June 16, at Matthews Funeral Home, Edmond. The family suggests memorials in her name to the Music Ministry of the First United Methodist Church or a charity of choice, in care of Matthews Funeral Home, 601 S. Kelly Ave., Edmond, OK 73003.  Matthews Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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