Mary L. Rupe
Mary L. Rupe
  • February 2, 1924 - March 9, 2017
  • Lincoln, Nebraska

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Mary Louise (Wright) Rupe age 93 of Lincoln, widow of Mirl, passed away March 9, 2017, was born February 2, 1924 in Des Moines, IA to Glenn C. and Leona (Likes) Wright. Mary graduated from Lincoln High School in 1942. She worked in Civil Service during World War II. She married Mirl Rupe June 7, 1944 in Amarillo, TX and they celebrated 61 years together. Mary worked at the Loeffel Meat Laboratory, Department of Animal Science, UNL for 24 years. She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and flowers.

Survivors include her son, James of Pecos, NM; daughter and husband, Nancy and Les Vacek, of Wilber, NE; granddaughter, Julie and husband, John Hensel of Wilber, NE; step granddaughter, Tammie Vacek and son, Caleb Capps of Lincoln; brother and wife, Dr. Ronald and Sandie Wright of Roseville, CA ; sisters, Ruth Decker of San Diego, CA, Jeannie Null of Geismar, LA; sisters-in-law, Marjorie Wright of Chula Vista, CA; Monna Kellner of Cassville, MO; nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Mirl Rupe; sister, Patricia Johnson; brothers, Raymond, Robert and Richard Wright. No viewing. CELEBRATION OF LIFE Thursday, March 16 at 12:30pm Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home with Steve Hensel officiating. Memorials in lieu of flowers to Wilber Fire and Rescue, Wilber, NE.