SHELBY - Mrs. Mary Lou Kinsaul Ruppe, 77, died Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Hospice Wendover.
Born on Dec. 21, 1935 in Tallassee Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Cleveland and Annie B. Ready Kinsaul. Mary Lou was a member of Mulls Memorial Baptist Church. She loved to cook for her family, do crossword puzzles and reading. She never met a stranger and she always had an open home for family and friends. She had a giving nature and when she was needed she would "drop" everything to care for the ones that she loved and did so by helping her son-in-law raise her grandchildren when her daughter passed away. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by by two daughters, Julie Batchelor and Andrea Ruppe; grandson, Adam Ruppe; four brothers and two sisters
Mrs. Ruppe is survived by her husband of 43 years, Earl Ruppe Sr.; two sons, Jeffery Ruppe and wife, Faith, of Shelby, Kenny Ruppe of Polkton, and son-in-law, Van Batchelor of Nashville; a daughter, Lisa Lowery and husband, Danny, of Shelby; 15 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services: Monday at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory
Officiating: Dr. Irvin Price
Burial: Sunset Cemetery.
Visitation: The family will receive friends on Sunday from 6 until 7:30 p.m. at Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC, 28150.
Funeral home: Cecil M Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Mrs. Ruppe
Guest Registry: www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com