Barbara A. Rupprecht

Barbara A. Rupprecht, 87, of 171 Queens Road, St. Marys, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at Penn Highlands Elk, after a brief illness.

She was born August 5, 1933, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Dr. Joseph E. and Theresa Murphy Sunder. Barbara was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1951, as well as a graduate of Seton Hill College. She spent the majority of her career teaching at the Fox Township Elementary School.

On July 16, 1955, in the Sacred Heart Church, Barbara married the late David G. Rupprecht, who passed away in 1992.

She is survived by two daughters, Susie Miller of Johnsonburg and Julie Friedl (Dennis) of St. Marys; by four sons, Dave Rupprecht (Karen) of DuBois, Mike Rupprecht (Amy) of St. Marys, Joe Rupprecht (Lynnette) of St. Marys, and Dan Rupprecht (Molly) of Allison Park, PA; by 17 grandchildren, Ross Miller, Chris Miller, David Miller, Valerie Hatton (Corey), Jennifer Ingham (Eric), Katie Ellis (Sid), David Rupprecht, Brian Rupprecht (Amber), Macy Rupprecht, Heidi Rupprecht, Michaela Lewis (Devin), AJ Rupprecht, Rachael Rupprecht, Lauren Rupprecht, Elliott Rupprecht, Danielle Brown (Chris), and Mitchell Rupprecht; by 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Ida “Patty” Confroy of North Carolina; and by a sister-in-law, Mary Jane Sunder of Franklin, PA.

In addition to her husband and parents, Barbara was predeceased by three grandchildren: Christina Miller, Ben Friedl, and Maura Rupprecht; by a sister, Louise Clark; by a brother, Joseph H. Sunder; and by a son-in-law, Ross Miller.

If Barbara wasn’t teaching, she could be found spending time with her loving family or volunteering her time and service at the Christian Food Bank and the Elk County Christian High School Cafeteria. She took great pleasure going to camp to spend time with her family or on her own to simply read.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at 12:30 PM, with the Rev. Jeffery Noble, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

A private visitation will be held for the family at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Christian Food Bank, PO Box 1033, St. Marys, PA 15857.


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