SHELBY-Mrs. Ellen Morehead Ruppe, 58, of Shelby, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 6, 2013, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cleveland County, she was the daughter of the late Frank Glenn "Pete" Morehead Sr. and Frances Terry Morehead.
Mrs. Ruppe was employed by Cleveland County School Food Services as cafeteria manager at Boiling Springs Elementary School. She loved camping and enjoyed cooking, spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren. Ellen especially loved her extended family at Boiling Springs Elementary School. She was a member of Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church where she was a member of the choir.
She is survived by her husband of forty years, Ronnie Ruppe of the home; a son, Robbie Ruppe and wife Angie of Shelby; a daughter, Cindy Blanton and husband Curtis of Mooresboro; three brothers, Butch Morehead and wife Jill of Shelby, Rev. Buddy Morehead and wife Meredith of Mooresboro, and Mickey Morehead and wife Betty of Shelby; grandchildren, Bradley Turner, Jessica Turner, Hannah Ruppe, R. J. Ruppe and Pete Blanton; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Cleveland Funeral Services & Crematory.
Funeral Service: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church
Officiated By: The Rev. Priscilla Walker, the Rev. Buddy Morehead, and the Rev. Tim Trexler
Burial: Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery
Funeral Home: Cleveland Funeral Services & Crematory is serving the family
Memorials: May be made to Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1642 Sulphur Springs Ch. Rd., Shelby, N.C. 28152
Online Condolences: www.clevelandfuneralservice.com