Vickie Ann Walters Rupp, 68, Hays, died Friday, February 6, 2015 at the Hays Medical Center.
She was born January 15, 1947 in Hays the daughter of Edmund and Lorraine (Withers) Walters. On October 12, 1968 she married Richard A. Rupp in Hays. She was a paraeducator for the gifted program at USD #489 for over thirty years. She was also co-creator of the Ellis County Famous Figures competition. She was a 1965 graduate of Hays High School and attended Fort Hays State University. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and baking, sewing and embroidery, and children. The kitchen was the hub of her home and she was very creative, loved music, history, KU basketball, the Green Bay Packers, and she was very patriotic. She loved orchestra music and was so proud of her grandchildren’s involvement with music.
Survivors include her husband, of the home, two daughters, Kendra K. Vaughn and husband Johnathan of Hays, and Laura R. Wellbrock and husband Christopher of Hays, a brother, Robert “Bob” Walters and wife Barbara of Eudora, KS, five grandchildren, Noah Vaughn, Katie Vaughn, Daylen Vaughn, Savanna Wellbrock, and Lillian Wellbrock, a nephew Ed Walters, and a niece Gayle Franklin, and six granddogs. She is also survived by special friends, Kim Moore and Joyce Jilg.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 pm until 8:00 on Monday and from 12:00 noon until service time on Tuesday, all at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Hays Orchestra Boosters, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left for the family at www.haysmemorial.com.