WARSAW, Ill. -- Elisabeth "Liz" Karoline Donahue, 85, of Warsaw, died Tuesday (Oct. 8, 2013) in Blessing Hospital, Quincy. She was born on April 5, 1928, in Munich, Germany, a daughter of Joseph and Georgina Kolbeck. Liz met Harry A. Rupp in Munich while he was serving in the Army in World War II. Liz was working, taking tickets on a street car. They were married March 23, 1949. Harry preceded her in death. They had four children, Lillian (Dennis) Taylor of Warsaw, Harry Joseph "Joe" Rupp of Keokuk, Iowa, Janet (Perry) Harrison of Warsaw and Robert (Lu Ann) Rupp of Warsaw. They all survive. Elisabeth married Michael Donahue on Dec. 29, 1990, in the All Saint's Church in Keokuk. They enjoyed their time together, playing golf, traveling and watching their grandchildren's activities. He died in 2004. She retired from Keokuk Area Hospital in the central supply department. Liz enjoyed spending time with her family, baking and cooking holiday favorites, and playing games such as Scrabble, Yahtzee, Chinese checkers and many more. She enjoyed her days out with her girlfriends on the golf course, playing euchre, bowling in leagues, dancing to music and enjoying everything in life that came her way. For relaxation she did crossword puzzles, crocheted and played solitaire with real cards ... until she decided to learn the computer. She was a member of the Eastern Star and a Girl Scout leader. Additional survivors include two stepdaughters, Christine Maddux of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and LuAnn (Robert) Rupp of Warsaw; five grandchildren, Rick Taylor, Kim Taylor, Gabe Harrison, Danyelle Harrison and Erica Rupp; four stepgrandchildren, Andy, David, James and Matt Maddux; three great-grandchildren, Zach, Wyatt and Martina; and nieces and nephews in Orlando, Fla., and Munich, Germany. She was preceded in death by her parents; her three sisters, Bobby, Martha and Georgine; one brother, Charlie; and her grandson, Stefan Taylor. SERVICES: 2 p.m. Saturday in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Warsaw, with the Rev. Larry Snyder conducting. Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery in Warsaw. Following the burial, a bereavement reception will be held at the Bott Community Center in Warsaw with the family meeting friends. VISITATION: 10 a.m. Saturday until time of services in the church. MEMORIALS: Memorials have been established in memory of Elisabeth Donahue. ARRANGEMENTS: Lamporte-St. Clair Funeral Home. WEBSITE: www.lamportefuneralhomes.com.
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Oct. 10 to Oct. 12, 2013