Orchys Allaire Kramer Rupp
1930 - 2020
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Orchys Allaire Kramer Rupp, of Perkasie, Pa., passed away Monday, August 10, 2020, at the Lutheran Community at Telford, Telford, Pa. She was 89.

She was the wife of James H. Rupp. The couple had celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary on February 2, 2020.

Born in Perkasie, she was the daughter of the late William R. and Paulyne G. (Mickley) Kramer.

A 1948 graduate of Sell-Perk High School, Perkasie, she attained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Studies from Albright College, Reading, Pa. She went on to receive additional Educational Certification from Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pa. in Instructional I in June 1973 and Continuing Education Certification in Mentally/Physically Handicapped from Penn State University in October 1984.

A Special Education Teacher, Mrs. Rupp worked most recently for Easter Seals, Kulpsville, Pa. Previously, she worked part-time for the Community Foundation for Human Development. She worked as a teacher in various capacities for the Bucks County Intermediate Unit No. 22 from 1978 to 1985. From 1973 to 1978, she was employed by BARC Pre-School Center as a supervisor and teacher and from 1968 to 1973, she worked as an elementary substitute teacher.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Perkasie, where she taught Catechetical Classes, served on the Administrative Board and as President of the Women's Society, Sunday School Teacher, Vacation Bible School Director, Youth Fellowship Assistant, volunteered on the Kitchen Committee and was an active member of the JOY Circle.

Mrs. Rupp was a member of the Perkasie Historical Society and volunteered with the Pennridge FISH Organization. A member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, she was also a former Girl Scout Leader and Cub Scout Den Mother. She especially loved playing the marimba with her brothers in their musical group, the "Kramer Trio". An avid reader, she also enjoyed sewing, needlecraft, swimming and bicycling over the years. She was especially fond of flowers and going to the beach.

Surviving with her husband are four children, Gerald J. Rupp and his wife Wendy, of Quakertown, PA, Carol A. Herd and her husband Timothy, of State College, Pa., Joanne M. Kolb and her husband Charles, of Coopersburg, Pa., and Karen L. Rupp, of Bethlehem, Pa; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, J. Roben "Ben" Kramer and his wife Lynda, of St. Albans, WV; a sister-in-law, Jayne Kramer, of Sellersville, Pa.; and a sister, Jean Keller and her husband Wayne, of Souderton, Paa. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph W. Kramer.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Bernard Suess Funeral Home, 606 Arch Street, Perkasie, Pa. Services and interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pennridge FISH, P. O. Box 9, Perkasie, PA 18944, or to the Alzheimer's Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

Suess Funeral Home

Published in The Intelligencer on Aug. 16, 2020.
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August 16, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful Aunt. I will love you and miss you always. Until we meet again.
Linda Baker
August 16, 2020
Aunt Orchys will be remembered as a wonderful, caring, loving woman. My fondest childhood memories are from the many visits to the Rupp house after church or youth fellowship, all of our family get togethers, and the acceptance that she showed our family with the sisterhood that she shared with my Mom, Jean Keller. When I was going through the tough teenage years, Aunt Orchys gave me a book from Norman Vincent Peale - Positive Thinking. That book showed me how to live a better life & to be loved. I still recommend this book to others, no matter where you are in life. It is truly the way to live, and great example of the Rupp family lifestyle. I am so blessed to have a great example of a Christian family to live up to. It's comforting to know that she is now with the Lord, singing with the Angels, playing her music so we can hear. Peace & love to the family! God bless!
Linda Baker
August 13, 2020
Orchys was a blessing in my life. I got to know her and some of her family because I was member of FUMC, Perkasie for many years. Before that, we played volleyball with one of her daughters. Orchys and I attended Bible study together. I always appreciated her thoughtful insights and was impressed with her gentle way of communicating. Just want to say I'm sorry for the family's loss and will remember her fondly.
Heather Phillips
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