Mrs. Ellen (Morehead)  Ruppe
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Mrs. Ellen (Morehead) Ruppe
  • August 23, 1954 - January 6, 2013
  • Shelby, North Carolina

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“Cindy,Butch,Mickey,Buddy and families I am so sorry for your loss. Ellen was a sweet lady and she will be missed.You are all in my thoughts and...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Terrace Weaver - Shelby, NC

“ronnie I am so sorry for your loss. my prayers are with you and your family.your frito lay friend ”
2 of 20 | Posted by: jeff cox - charlotte, NC

“Praying for you Cindy, Curtis, Pete and all of the family. May God guide you in the coming days. ”
3 of 20 | Posted by: James and Kimberly Hendrix - NC

“Words cannot express our grief and sorrow for you all. Know you remain in our hearts and prayers. May God's love and promise of life eternal...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear friends, Ellen was one of the kindest people I have ever met. Her smile was her trademark. She truly was a gem. Love to you all. Alice Jones...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“Ronnie, I trust the Lord will be with you and your family during this time. God bless you all; you will be in my prayers. Wendy Waters Weaver (Billy...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Wendy Waters Weaver - Columbia, SC

“Robbie just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God wrap you in his loving arms during this time.The...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Sonya Nalley - shelby, NC

“Please know you and your families are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you with peace and comfort at this time of sorrow. So sorry for...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Kathy Patterson Forbes - Shelby, NC

“Ellen was a beautiful, sweet lady.She will be missed by all who had the priviledge to know/love her. Donna & Mike Shuford ”
9 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“Sending out our prayers to the family- Butch, Robbie, Cindy, Mickey, Buddy and everyone. May God just wrap his arms around you all and let you rest...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Charles and Lynn (Turner) Williamson - NC

“Robbie we were saddened to hear about the loss of your mother. Cheryl and I will be praying for your entire family. ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: Larry Davis - Shelby, NC

“Ronnie I am very sorry for your terrible loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Ken ”
12 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“Robbie and family ~ I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I certainly do understand your pain and and sadness. I will be keeping you in...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Patti Norman - Earl, NC

“You were A wonderful,christian lady! you had so much love in your heart! You will be dearly missed & I will be praying for your sweet family.~love...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Brandy Truelove - Mooresboro, NC

“My thought and prayers go out to the family. (Pianist at Lily Baptist). ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: Jean Keenan - Shelby, NC

“Cindy,You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: Wendy (Bumgarner) Burnham - NC

“Ronnie, Robbie and Cindy:This is hard to believe and I know you are in a state of shock. Ellen was such a sweet caring person. She was always working...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Marie Curry-Free Brookfield Dr. - NC

“RONNIE , YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS....ELLEN WAS THE SWEETEST PERSON AND I LOVED HER DEARLY SHE WILL ALWAY'S HAVE A...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: JANICE WILILS JENKS - LAWNDALE, NC

“Ronnie and Family Ronnie and FamilyShelby Intermediate Cafeteria Staff want you and your family to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Diane Earls - Kings Mountain, NC

“Ronnie and family, The thoughts and prayers are with you and family. Ellen will be missed. (especially on facebook) God will be with you and the...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Brenda & Calvin Hoyle


Mrs. Ellen Morehead Ruppe, 58, of Shelby, NC, went to be with the Lord on January 6, 2013, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. A native of Cleveland County, she was the daughter of the late Frank Glenn "Pete" Morehead, Sr. and Frances Terry Morehead.

Mrs. Ruppe was employed by Cleveland County School Food Services as Cafeteria Manager at Boiling Springs Elementary School. She loved camping and enjoyed cooking, spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren. Ellen especially loved her extended family at Boiling Springs Elementary School. She was a member of Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church where she was a member of the choir.

She is survived by her husband of forty years, Ronnie Ruppe of the home; a son, Robbie Ruppe & wife, Angie of Shelby; a daughter, Cindy Blanton & husband, Curtis of Mooresboro; three brothers, Butch Morehead & wife, Jill of Shelby, Rev. Buddy Morehead & wife, Meredith of Mooresboro and Mickey Morehead & wife, Betty of Shelby; grandchildren, Bradley Turner, Jessica Turner, Hannah Ruppe, R. J. Ruppe and Pete Blanton; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Officiating: Rev. Priscilla Walker, Rev. Buddy Morehead & Rev. Tim Trexler

Memorials: Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1642 Sulphur Springs Ch. Rd., Shelby, NC 28152