WELLSVILLE Frances Arlene Ruppert, 86, passed away at 1:35 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2013, at her home. She was the wife of Harvey J. Ruppert whom she married 66 years ago on May 18, 1946. Mrs. Ruppert was born June 20, 1926, in York County, the daughter of the late Bruce and Carrie (Deardorff) Wise. She owned and operated Rupperts Family Restaurant in Rossville and also worked at the Dillsburg Shoe Factory. In addition to her husband, Harvey, Mrs. Ruppert is survived by her daughter, Nancy L. Burgard and her husband Ronald of Dillsburg; her son, Barry L. Ruppert and his wife Sylvia of Wellsville; eight grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, six step great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren; her sister, Mary Ingle of Dillsburg; and her brother, Bill Wise of Lisburn. Immediate family members will have a memorial service at the Emig Funeral Home in Dover. Burial will be in Red Run Cemetery in East Berlin. Officiating at the service will be The Reverend Richard Starr from Christ Lutheran Church in Starview. Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Home Care Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17202.
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Mar. 4, 2013