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An expanded obituary project of MennObits.  Includes additional information of obituaries appearing in
The Mennonite and other newspapers.  
Source of individual obituaries given with each record.  Project managed by Thelma Martin.

 1971 - R


  Rupp, Lydia;

Rupp, Lydia 

Lydia Rupp, daughter of Christian and Magdalena (Stuckey) Lugbill,was born. on September 1, 1881, in Ridgeville Township, Henry County, Ohio, and passed from this life on August 14, 1971 at the Detwiler Memorial Hospital in Wauseon, Ohio. She had reached the age of 89 years, 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 the hospital because of a broken hip.
 
On December 4, 1898 Lydia was baptized on confession of faith in Jesus Christ, and received as a member of the Mennonite Church. She has been a faithful member of the Central congregation these 72 years and was able to participate in the 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 Lord, either to go on living here, or to leave this world and physical body to go on to heaven.
 
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. On 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 spent 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 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, both of, Archbold, Ohio; 21 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; one sister, Viola Nofziger of Archbold, Ohio; her nieces and nephews; many other relatives, 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 Mann and 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, memorial gifts, and all the ways that you expressed your love to us were gratefully received. May God bless you for your thoughtfulness.
 
The family of  Lydia Rupp                       
Obituary: Archbold (Ohio) Buckeye, 1971
Submitted by: Mona Mann

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