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1988  R

   Rupp, Pearl Elizabeth Frey;   

Rupp, Pearl Elizabeth Frey

PEARL ELIZABETH (FREY) RUPP, daughter of Jacob C. and Mary (Burkholder) Frey,
was born south of Pettisville, Ohio, on July 14, 1903 and died peacefully on the morning of June 27, 1988, at Fairlawn Haven, Archbold, Ohio where she had been a resident since March 31, 1988.
    On December 23, 1925 she was married to Sylvan L. Rupp at the home of her parents by her uncle E. L. Frey and they shared the joys and sorrows of life for a little over 58 years.  He preceded her in death on January 9, 1984.  To this union was born six daughters and two sons.  Surviving are seven children; Melva (Mrs. Doyle) Short of West Unity; Betty (Mrs. Clifford) Liechty of Grabill, Indiana; Lowell E. (Sie) of Pettisville, Ohio; Bernice (Mrs. Ward) Hartzell of Twisp, Washington; Marcile (Mrs. Merrill) Nofziger of Wauseon; Margaret (Mrs. Carl) Smeltzer of Goshen, Indiana; and Roger L. also of Wauseon; twenty-three grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren; and a brother Edward B. Frey of Archbold, Ohio.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, eight adult brothers and sisters, one infant daughter, and one infant grandson.
    She committed her life to Christ at the age of twelve and was a faithful member of the West Clinton Mennonite Church where she attended as long as health permitted.  Her faith in God was evident to her family and others in example as well as teaching throughout the years.  She had a deep concern and interest in her children and their families whether near or far away.  This love and concern also included a number of children from the West Liberty Children's Home who lived and worked in their home in earlier years of marriage.  Among these were Albert and Mildred Reynolds (Bechtel) and Harold Weyandt who came to know Mom as their mother.
    She was involved for many years as a Sunday School Teacher and in WMSC at the church and also enjoyed attending church conferences with her father, as well as with her family through the years.
    As a family we wish to express our deep appreciation to each of you for your love and concern for our mother and grandmother, and your expressions of sympathy and caring to us in our loss.
Obituary written by the family-1988
Submitted by: Mona Mann
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