Adilene Joy (Bolen) Rupp, age 83, of Brighton, Colo., passed away Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 at Avamere Transitional Care Facility. She was born April 27, 1936 in Sharon Springs, Kan., to Addison Bolen and Zella (Huffman) Bolen Dorzweiler. Following her father’s death when she was a baby, her mother remarried Edwin Dorzweiler who raised her as her dad.
She married Francis Rupp on Aug. 18, 1953 in Ellis, Kan. She loved to cook and after raising five children worked as a cook for the Jefferson County schools. After Francis passed away, she worked in North Platte, Neb., as a cook at an assisted living facility. She moved to Colorado to be closer to her children and grandchildren and continued working as a cook at Furr’s Cafeteria until she retired. She also loved to sew, sewing many outfits for her grandchildren. She was an avid reader and loved to read many books.
Addy, as she was known in the nursing home, is survived by her children Kathy Hawkins (Chuck Camp), Annette Settle (Tom), Edwin Rupp (Carole) and John Rupp. Two sisters, Mary Grayham of Tucson, Ariz., Judy Stricker (Larry) of Richmond, Va., and one brother Mike Dorzweiler (Karla) of North Platte, Neb. Her grandchildren were the joy of her life, Jenny Saville (Theron), Angela Hawkins, Jessi Cundiff (Russ), Wendy Tucker (Jay), David Camp (Rachel), Brandi Neihoff (Chris), Trey Settle (Shawn), Sandy Brogdon and Nikki Blair (Justin). She had 18 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, son Raymond Rupp and his wife Lynn, grandchildren Tony Rupp, Jared Hawkins, and Janice Hawkins, and sisters Dolores Jean Kroeger and Irene Walker.
Funeral service will be on Aug. 24 at St. Mary’s Church in Ellis, Kansas with a Rosary at 9 a.m. and Mass at 10 a.m., followed by burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Arrangements in care of Keithley Funeral Chapel 400 E. 17th St., Ellis, KS 67637.
We (her children) wish to express our deepest gratitude to all those who took care of mom over the past several years at both Inglenook Assisted Living and Avamere Transitional Care Facility.