Mr. William F. "Bill" Rupp, 80, of Monett, Mo, passed away on Sunday, May 23, 2010 at St. John's-Aurora Hospital. He was born on August 17, 1929 in Monett to Fred and Lucy (Schad) Rupp. He was united in marriage to Margaret Banes December 14, 1952 in Purdy. She survives.
Bill was a retired dairy farmer. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church Stones Prairie near Purdy and the 203rd Bat. National Guard of Monett.
Bill is survived by his wife and one son: Neal and wife Holly Rupp of Monett; one daughter: Lora and husband, Danny Fowler, of Monett; one brother-in-law: John and wife, Pauletta Banes; four grandchildren: Gage and Riley Rupp and Wade and Desirae Fowler; and four very special nieces and nephews: Wayne and wife, Pam Rupp, Connie Hollaway, Ruth Ann Johnson and Terry Rupp.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; one brother: Clarence Lee; one sister: Freda Rupp and one nephew: Randy Rupp.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 27, 2010 at Stones Prairie Lutheran Church with Pastor Phillip Wolf officiating. A visitation will follow after the service. Burial will follow at Stones Prairie Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be made to Stones Prairie Church.
Arrangements are under the care of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home Monett, Missouri.