Betty Lou Rupert, of Rolla, passed away Sunday, December 2, 2012 at the age of 79.

She was born in Linton, Indiana on August 20, 1933 to the late Emit and Helen (Arney) Allen.
In April of 1954 she married Gerald Rupert and they were later blessed with two children.

Betty earned a Bachelors degree in dietetics from Indiana State University. She retired from the Phelps County Regional Medical Center in 1993 as Head of Dietetics. She was an avid gardener, member of Christ Episcopal Church and Christ Episcopal Women.

She will be greatly missed by her surviving family which includes her husband of 58 years, Gerald Rupert, of Rolla; two children, Kathie Wayne and husband Greg, of Bucyrus, KS, and Bradley Rupert, of Rolla; one sister, Sandy Allen, of Sullivan, IN; two grandchildren, Anastasia Wayne Huggins, of Boston, MA and Tyler Wayne, also of Boston; other extended family members and dear friends.

A memorial service for Betty Rupert will be announced at a later date.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America or the Christ Episcopal Church Building Fund.

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 Arrangements are under the direction of the Null & Son Funeral Home of Rolla.