Roberta A. “Bert” Rupley, 84, South Whitley, died at 6:05 p.m. Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.
She was born June 8, 1932 in Huntington, the daughter of Mahlon and Josie (Cloud) Hullinger. She graduated from Huntington High School.
On Nov. 26, 1953 she was united in marriage to Milton A. “Milt” Rupley. They have made their home on the family farm south of South Whitley, with Bert raising piglets and cooking meals for the family and friends who wanted a homemade meal and friendly chat. Her loving spirit and commitment to hard work will be remembered by all those around her.
Bert is survived by her husband of over 63 years, Milt; four children: David (Kimberly) Rupley of South Whitley; James (Lynn) Rupley of Corunna; Linda (Roger) Carroll of Huntington; and Beth (James) Stricker of South Whitley; seven grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren. Her caring personality and unique humor will be remembered by all.
Her brother, Robert “Bob” Hullinger, preceded her in death.
As per Bert’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service.
Preferred memorials, sent to Smith & Sons Funeral Homes in care of Bert, are to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Arrangements are entrusted to Smith & Sons Miller Chapel, South Whitley.