Thursday, October 14, 2010

Rosalie Hupman (October 13, 2010)

Rosalie (Bower) Hupman, 87, of Greenville went to be with the Lord while at the Brethren Retirement Community on Wednesday, October 13, 2010. She was born in Hutsonville, Illinois on November 20, 1922, daughter of the late Perry and Ina Bower.

Rosalie was a secretary during WWII for Wright Patterson Air Force Base where she met her late husband, Jim whom she married on August 21, 1945. Rosalie and her husband Jim moved back to the Hupman Homestead in 1961 while raising their four children. Rosalie was a hard worker and helped manage the farm while they raised over 100 head of registered Polled Hereford cattle and their egg business which delivered fresh eggs all over the Miami Valley for over 45 years. In 1995, Rosalie and Jim were honored by the state of Ohio for their century family-owned farm. Rosalie also recently celebrated having a Mary Kay business for 30 years, during which time she received many accolades including earning the use of a Mary Kay car.

Rosalie loved being outdoors and gardening. She was famous for her beautiful impatients. She loved reading the Bible, singing in choirs and being in church. Rosalie was a member of First Congregation Christian Church for over 40 years where she taught Sunday School and Lighthouse Christian Center for over 20 years and was their unofficial greeter who made everyone feel welcome. She enjoyed being with her friends, praying for people and loved her family dearly.

Rosalie is survived by her four children, Rita and husband Gary McCans of Greenville, John and wife Kathy Hupman of Greenville, Mary Morgan of Vandalia, and Ruth and husband Michael Stoots of Naples, Florida; 6 grandchildren, David and Jennie McCans, Kristin (McCans) and Eric Fee, Jessica (Stoots) and Rob Reuthe, Jason Hupman, Jeremy Hupman, and Joseph Stoots; and 6 great-grandchildren.

The visitation will be Saturday, October 16, 2010 from 12:00 – 3:00 PM at the Lighthouse Christian Center, 5256 Sebring-Warner Road in Greenville. A Celebration of Life funeral service will be at 4:00 PM also at the church with the Rev. Eric Fee and Rev. Hershel Fee being asked to officiate.

Condolences may be sent to the family at Services entrusted to Braund Funeral Home, New Madison.