Josephine “Josie” Rupp, 93, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2019 at Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City, Kansas. She was born March 1, 1926 in St. Peter, Kansas the daughter of Peter and Marcianna (Applehans) Richmeier.
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On June 25, 1951, Josie married Frank Rupp in Garden City. They moved to Deerfield, Kansas in 1964. Josie worked at the Deerfield Café and then for the Deerfield School District where she retired in 1991. Josie and Frank moved back to Garden City in 1992 where they have lived since. She was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Garden City and enjoyed word search puzzles, crossword puzzles, and cooking.
She is survived by a daughter Sharon Schiffelbein of Garden City, Kansas; four sons Tom Rupp and Dick (Vicki) Rupp both of Farmington, New Mexico, Terry Rupp and Bob Rupp of Garden City, Kansas; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Josie is preceded in death by her husband Frank who died on August 4, 1996. She is also preceded in death by her parents; three sisters Teckla Schiffelbein, Flora Stadler, & Helen Richmeier; and four brothers Herb Richmeier, Ben Richmeier, Alvin Richmeier, & Cletus Richmeier.
A vigil service and rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 29, 2019 at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Garden City with Rev. Warren Stecklein as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Garden City. Friends may call from Noon to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday and from Noon to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday all at Garnand Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials given to the Alzheimer’s Association in care of the funeral home.