Monday, November 30, 2009
Maggie Gorman Rupalo, 1901-1994
For an Unidentified 1994 Newspaper Obituary
Maggie Rupalo was born Nov. 12, 1901 in Jerome, Iowa, the daughter of Brown and Sally (Swroah) Gorman, the middle child of five children. She passed away Sept. 2, 1994 at the Wayne County Hospital, Corydon, after several years of failing health, at the age of 92 years, 9 months, 20 days.
She was united in marriage to Charles Rupalo on Sept. 8, 1918 and to this union six children were born.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles; two brothers and two sisters.
Maggie leaves to mourn her passing her six children: Wanda McFarland and her husband Cecil of Longmont, Colorado; Walter Rupalo and wife Donna of Seymour, Iowa; Wilbur Rupalo and wife Fern of Centerville; Louise Newby and husband Kenneth of Donnellson, Iowa; Carolyn Inman and her husband Wendall of Corydon and Eleanor Ferren of Austin, Texas. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 6, 1994 at 10:30 a.m. from the Randolph Funeral Home, Seymour, with Pastor DeWayne Lawson officiating. The hymns "Abide With Me" and "The Old Rugged Cross" were sung by Milton Albertson, accompanied by Bernace Kerwin, pianist. Pallbearers were Dennis Inman, Duane Rupalo, Larry Newby, Dwayne Newby, Randy Rupalo and Charles Ferren. Interment was in the Southlawn Cemetery, Seymour. A memorial was established to the Seymour First Responders.
Card of Thanks
The family of Maggie Rupalo would like to thank all their relatives and friends for their phone calls, cards, food, flowers, memorials and words of comfort.
Sincere thanks to Dr. Wells and the staffs of the Wayne County Hospital and Corydon Care Center. Special thanks to Seymour First responders for their prompt and courteous response.
Thanks also to Pastor Lawson and the ladies of the Seymour Christian Church for the luncheon following the service.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rupalo and Family
Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Inman and Family
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Rupalo and Family
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil McFarland and Family
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Newby and Family
Mrs. Eleanor Ferren and Family