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In Memory of Ruth Odetta Rupert
Ruth Odetta Rupert
Born: January 5, 1918
Died: February 10, 2012
Age: 94
SERVICES
Memorial services will be held 10:30 A.M., Monday, February 13, 2012 at Faith Pentecostal Church in Spencer.
OFFICIATING
Pastor Dale Hodges
VISITATION
The family will greet friends one hour prior to the services at the church.
MUSIC
"The Old Rugged Cross"
"Beyond The Sunset"
"How Great Thou Art"
By The Congregation
INTERMENT
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa

Memorials may be designated to the Iowa Hospice in Spirit Lake, Iowa.
Ruth Odetta Rupert
January 5, 1918 - February 10, 2012
Ruth Odetta Rupert, the daughter of Carl LeRoy and Virta Isabell (Prentice) Birchard, was born January 5, 1918 in Truesdale, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in the Gillett Grove, Iowa area, where she received her education at the Lake Center School.

Ruth married Amos Rupert on October 11, 1949. Throughout their marriage, they lived in Spencer, Iowa, where she worked as a custodian for Spencer Public School for 14 years, until her retirement in 1982. She was a member of the Faith Pentecostal Church in Spencer. Ruth was also a member of the VFW in Spencer. She enjoyed collecting salt and pepper shakers and raising her flowers.

She passed away at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer on Friday, February 10, 2012 at the age of 94. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Amos on December 14, 1993; four sisters: Rose McGuire, Carol Williams, Cecil Noteboom and Ruby Hemmingsen and two brothers: Ronald and Ralph Birchard.

Left to cherish her memory are one son, Larry and his wife, Barb Rupert of Spencer; one daughter, Edith and her husband, Robert Birchard of Independence, IA; five grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; one sister, Carrie Tuttle of Spencer; one brother, Bill Birchard of Spencer; other relatives and friends.


Condolences
Friday, February 24, 2012
Lary, Barb and family. Thinking of you at this time.
Doug and Carolyn Alger
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Larry and family, prayers and thoughts are with you during this time.
Lawrence Osborn, Swensons, and Jim nd Karen Crumpacker
Karen Osborn Crumpacker
Monday, February 13, 2012
Larry and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. My memories of Ruth and Amos growing up. She will be deeply missed.
Fayette K Butler
Monday, February 13, 2012
Larry, So sorry to hear about your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dennis and Lana Dallman
Dennis and Lana Dallman
Monday, February 13, 2012
Larry so sorry to hear about your mother, She was a very good neighbor for a number of years. Our prayers are with you and your family
Marilyn Lowe
Monday, February 13, 2012
Larry So sorry to hear about your mother, she was a very good neighbor for a number of years. She will be missed
Marilyn Lowe
Monday, February 13, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss...I remember Ruth when Larry and I were kids and neighbors. So difficult to say goodbye....prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Vicki Seversen
Monday, February 13, 2012
Larry, so sorry for your loss. Take care.
Monica Rehnstrom
Monday, February 13, 2012
Larry, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. The loss of a parent is always hard, just remember all the good times! Prayers to you.
Dixie (Lampe) Orthel
Monday, February 13, 2012
Larry, Sorry for the loss of your mother. My condolences to you.
Rolf Mosbo
Monday, February 13, 2012
My Grandma meant so much to me and my family. I'm thankful for the memories and good times. She is with my Grandpa now,so I know she is happy. Thank the Good Lord my Mom and Dad were there the last days. I know she left this world happy and comfortable.
Kevin Birchard
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Our sympathy to the family of Ruth. We've enjoyed knowing the Rupert's as next door neighbors to the Ketcham's. Ruth was such a joyful person to be with, she absolutely loved our visits in her home. She had such a long productive life...94 years is a celebration! May God Bless you all during this time of loss. Lee & Nancy Ketcham
Lee and Nancy Ketcham
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Hey Larry, very sorry to hear about your mother. Will be thinking about you and your family. Take Care
Joe Skow
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Larry, We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Josh and Lisa Frommie
Sunday, February 12, 2012
We are thinking of you. May your memories of your mom help you through this time of sadness, Larry.
Deb & Dave Woodcock
Sunday, February 12, 2012
our love and prayers to you for the loss of your Mother
we are thinking of you at this sad time.
Robert W. & Lucille Miller
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Larry and family, our sincere sympathies in losing your mother. We know she will always be in your hearts.
Jim Hanthorne
Sunday, February 12, 2012
I am so sorry to learn of the death of your Mother and Grandma. Ruth and my Mother (Gene Brugman) were 'table mates' at St Luke's for approximately 3 years. Your Mother was always so sweet and caring. I enjoyed visiting my Mom and being there at meal time to visit with the gals. When my Mom died (July 2011), Ruth was always concerned for her and tried to encourage her. I have good memories of Ruth and her caring heart. I am sure she will be truly missed. I pray that God surround you with His comfort and peace.
Kathi M. Unterbrink
Sunday, February 12, 2012
My heart goes out to you and yours on your loss of your mother. I have many fond memories of her picking us up and giving us a ride to school and working with her at the South T motel back in the 60's.
Donna Ritchie Carper
Sunday, February 12, 2012
My condolences to you and your family Larry. The loss of a parent regardless of their age is always too soon. May God grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Dave Chapman
Dave Chapman
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Sorry for the loss of your mother Larry. God be with you, and your family.
Mike Menke
Saturday, February 11, 2012
To my beloved cousin Ruth & her family, she was such a special person, we will always have our hearts, love open to her memory, she meant so much to this family.
Buford D. Daugherty
Saturday, February 11, 2012
I am sorry for the loss of your mother, Larry! I am sure you have many wonderful memories to hold on to.
Brenda Griffin
Saturday, February 11, 2012
My deepest sympathies in the loss of your mother Larry.
Carlton Quee
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