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Lydia Rupp, daughter of Christian and Magdalena
(Stuckey) Lugbill,was born. on September 1, 1881, in Ridgeville
Township, Henry County, Ohio,
passed from this life on August 14, 1971 at the Detwiler
in Wauseon, Ohio. She had reached the age of 89
11 months, and 13 days.
She had been in failing health since December 1970;' but was
able to stay in her home. until Thursday morning when she was taken to
hospital because of a broken hip.
On December 4, 1898 Lydia
was baptized on confession of faith in Jesus Christ, and received as a
of the Mennonite
Church. She has
been a faithful member
of the Central congregation these 72 years and was able to participate
life of the Church except for just a few months this past year .
She expressed her faith freely and experienced assurance of
salvation and eternal life. Before
surgery on Friday morning, she stated that she was committed to the
either to go on living here, or to leave this world and physical body
to go on
On January 6, 1903, Lydia
was united in marriage to
Frank H. Rupp.. During their years together they lived on a farm south
of Archbold, Ohio.
To their union were born five children: three daughters and two sons.
October 28, 1947, Frank passed away and these years since, Lydia
spent as a widow. In 1949,
she moved from the farm to the home on Wilson St. in Archbold, where she
almost 22 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three
sisters, four brothers, one grandchild, three great-grandchildren.
She leaves to mourn ò her passing: three daughters, Mabel,
(Mrs. Walter Wyse) of Archbold,
Ohio; Viola, (Mrs. John Aeschliman) of Toledo, Ohio and Nola
(Mrs. Edwin Nafziger) of Archbold, Ohio; two sons; Sylvan and Mahlon,
Archbold, Ohio; 21 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; one sister,
Nofziger of Archbold, Ohio; her nieces and nephews; many other
neighbors and friends.
Funeral services were held at the Central Mennonite
Church on Tuesday
morning, August 17, conducted by Rev. Charles H. Gautsche, Rev. David
Rev . Carl Smeltzer.
LIFE IS A PILGRIMAGE
They say that life is a highway,
And its milestones are the years;
While here and there there's a tollgate
Where you buy your way with tears,
It's a rough road and a steep road,
And It stretches broad and far;
But at last it leads to a golden town
Where the golden mansions are.
Card of Thanks
We thank each of you that shared with us in our time of
bereavement. Your words of sympathy, all the kind deeds, the flowers,
gifts, and all the ways that you expressed your love to us were
received. May God bless you for your thoughtfulness.
The family of Lydia
Obituary: Archbold (Ohio) Buckeye,
Submitted by: Mona Mann
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