Barbara A. Rupley, 73

Barbara A. Rupley, age 73, of Huntington, died at 4:37 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

Visitation will be from 3 – 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington.  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, at Evangelical United Methodist Church, 1000 Flaxmill Road, Huntington, with the Rev. Raymond Scribner officiating. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service. Burial will be in St. Peter’s First Community Church Cemetery in Huntington.

Preferred memorials to Heritage Hall Kitchen, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, Indiana, 46750.

Barb was born on Jan. 25, 1943 in Huntington, the daughter of David E. and Thelma C. (Knecht) Gurtner. She graduated from Clear Creek High School in 1961 and married Kenny Rupley on June 23, 1968, at St. Peter’s First United Church of Christ in Huntington. After 30 years of service, Barb retired as Vice President and Mortgage Loan Officer of First National Bank in Huntington.

She was co-owner of Rupley Farm Equipment in Whitley County, a business she and her husband started 34 years ago.  She was a member of Amicitia Extension Homemakers Club of Roanoke and a former member of the Huntington Business and Professional Women’s Club.  She was a former board member of Pathfinder Services in Huntington and attended The Chapel in Fort Wayne. 

Barb has a caring heart for others, especially her family, friends, and co-workers. She was known for her love for Christmas and decorating with her Christmas village that she welcomed others to see. She enjoyed reading, cooking, flowers, crafting, puzzles, games, and entertaining all. She will be remembered for the love and encouragement given to the many children who were a part of her life.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Kenny R. Rupley of Huntington.  Her parents precede her in death.

Please sign the online guestbook at Bailey-Love Mortuary is honored to serve the family of Barbara A. Rupley.


Posted on 2016 Aug 19