Dorothy M. Rupe

Dorothy M. Rupe


Dorothy M. Rupe, 94, Edmond, died June 12, 2014 in Oklahoma City. She was born on May 14, 1920 in Bucklin, Kansas and grew up in Garden City, Kansas 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, KS. 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. on 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.

4 thoughts on “Dorothy M. Rupe”

  1. Sally Gardiner

    Dorothy was my aunt. She was the last survivor of my father’s siblings.

    PLEASE have both Beckie and Beverly contact me via email real soon.

    I would like to know where and when she will be buried.

    As I work on my ancestry. I would like to know the date of Al’s death, too.

    I look forward to hearing from both of my cousins.

    Thank you very much.

    Please confirm you got this and will contact my cousins for me.

  2. Kelly LaRue and family

    What a beautiful, elegant and classy lady. So sorry to hear of her passing.

    1. Sally Gardiner

      Thank you so much for sending this comment to me. Yes, certainly one of the “old time” classy ladies of all time! I enjoyed her so much as my aunt.
      I will certainly miss her. She was the last of her siblings, now I am the last of my generation siblings.

      1. Kelly LaRue and family

        I met Mrs. Rupe three years ago when she fell in the AT&T cellular store’s parking lot. Bless her heart, she tripped over the parking curb just as my son and I were pulling into the spot next to her. I sat with her while we waited for the ambulance. She called me a few days later to thank me. We had a very sweet conversation and found out that she and her husband were friends with my in-laws! That same afternoon I received a beautiful bouquet of flowers from her. Sadly, I did not follow up with her. She was a wonderful lady and I am so sorry for you loss.

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