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Rose Mary (Binder) Rupp

January 1, 1935 ~ August 23, 2019 (age 84)

Rose Mary Rupp

Rose Mary Rupp, 84, Hays, died Friday, August 23, 2019 at Via Christi Village.

She was born January 1, 1935 in Hays, the daughter of Isadore and Clara (Braun) Binder.   On February 19, 1951 she was united in marriage to Melvin A. “Meff” Rupp.  They celebrated over 62 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on December 1, 2013.  She was a Certified Nursing Assistant at Via Christi and a member of St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church and the St. Nicholas Ladies Guild.  She was an excellent cook and enjoyed entertaining family and friends with her excellent German meals.  She would bake homemade cookies by the dozens, and her kitchen was a gathering place for all.  Rose enjoyed knitting, crocheting, making quilts, canning, pickling, and spending time with her family and grandchildren.  She was always taking care of others before herself.

Survivors include five sons; Joe Rupp of Kansas City, MO, Richard Rupp and wife Rose of Buckeye, AZ, David Rupp of Hays, Vernon Rupp of Austin, TX, and Lou Rupp of Hays, a daughter; Rosalie Schmeidler and husband Allen of Hays, three sisters; Firma Dreiling of San Marcos, TX, Glenda Knapp and husband Corky of Hays, and Sherry Schmidt and husband Dave of Hays, 16 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; Meff, and two brothers; Floyd and Vernon Binder.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5:00 pm until 8:00 on Monday, and from 9:00 am until service time on Tuesday, all at the funeral home.  A vigil service will be at 6:30 pm on Monday at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Hospice of HaysMed or to St. John’s Chapel at Via Christi Village.  Condolences and memories of Rose may be shared with the family at

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