Patricia J. Ruppe, 83, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Tuesday, October 14, 2008, at Tri-County Hospital in Lexington. She was born June 16, 1925, at Lexington, Nebraska to Harold and Clare (Rosenberg) Banks. Pat attended school in Lexington and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1943. She went on to further her education at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.
Pat was united in marriage to Eldon Ruppe on October 1, 1944, at the United Methodist Church in Lexington. To this union one daughter, Cherie was born.
Don and Pat enjoyed their extensive travels. After Don's death in 2004, Pat would still spend time in Mexico at their home in Puerto Vallarta. She also loved spending time at their cabin at Johnson Lake and entertaining family and friends.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Methodist Women. Pat was active in the church and sand for many years in the church choir. She was an active member of Chapter GR P.E.O. and Studio 25. She was also a Charter member of the Lexington Community Foundation.
Survivors are her daughter and son-in-law: Cherie & Steve Loudon of Lexington, NE. Pat was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Don in 2004; and brother, Bob Banks.
Funeral Services will be Tuesday, October 21, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Lexington, Nebraska with Reverends John Craig and Todd Karges officiating. P.E.O. Rites by Chapter GR, Lexington.
Visitation will be held Monday, October 20, 2008, from 4-7 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington. Memorials are suggested to First United Methodist Church, who was her Spiritual salvation or Lexington Volunteer Fire Department, which was her Temporal salvation.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of Sympathy may be directed to: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.