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Barbara A. Rupprecht | 87

August 5, 1933 - January 13, 2021

Barbara A. Rupprecht, 87, of 171 Queens Road, St. Marys, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at Penn Highlands Elk, after a brief illness.

She was born August 5, 1933, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Dr. Joseph E. and Theresa Murphy Sunder.  Barbara was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1951, as well as a graduate of Seton Hill College.  She spent the majority of her career teaching at the Fox Township Elementary School.

On July 16, 1955, in the Sacred Heart Church, Barbara married the late David G. Rupprecht, who passed away in 1992.

She is survived by two daughters: Susie Miller of Johnsonburg and Julie Friedl (Dennis) of St. Marys; by four sons: Dave Rupprecht (Karen) of DuBois, Mike Rupprecht (Amy) of St. Marys, Joe Rupprecht (Lynnette) of St. Marys, and Dan Rupprecht (Molly) of Allison Park, PA; by 17 grandchildren: Ross Miller, Chris Miller, David Miller, Valerie Hatton (Corey), Jennifer Ingham (Eric), Katie Ellis (Sid), David Rupprecht, Brian Rupprecht (Amber), Macy Rupprecht, Heidi Rupprecht, Michaela Lewis (Devin), AJ Rupprecht, Rachael Rupprecht, Lauren Rupprecht, Elliott Rupprecht, Danielle Brown (Chris), and Mitchell Rupprecht; by 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Ida “Patty” Confroy of North Carolina; and by a sister-in-law, Mary Jane Sunder of Franklin, PA.

In addition to her husband and parents, Barbara was predeceased by three grandchildren: Christina Miller, Ben Friedl, and Maura Rupprecht; by a sister, Louise Clark; by a brother, Joseph H. Sunder; and by a son-in-law, Ross Miller.

If Barbara wasn’t teaching, she could be found spending time with her loving family or volunteering her time and service at the Christian Food Bank and the Elk County Christian High School Cafeteria.  She took great pleasure going to camp to spend time with her family or on her own to simply read.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 12:30 PM, with the Rev. Jeffery Noble, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

A private visitation will be held for the family at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Christian Food Bank, PO Box 1033, St. Marys, PA 15857.




Funeral Service

January 16
12:30 pm
Queen of the World Church

Final Resting Place

January 16
St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery

Tribute Wall


  1. Our deepest sympathy to all of Barb’s family. We met Barb almost 7 years ago when we started working Food Bank with her. She was such a nice lady. We always enjoyed visiting with her. May she Rest In Peace.

  2. Dear Susie, Julie, Davie, Mikie, Joey and Danny, I am sending my thoughts and prayers of condolences on the death of your dear Mother. I do remember each of you growing up. Your Mother was a kind and caring lady, always busy but not too busy to laugh or to teach…. I know she is sorely missed. May our dear Lord Jesus show you and your families comfort at this time of sorrow. Peace be with all of you.

  3. So sorry for the loss of your Mother.
    She was a great lady. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Dean, Mary, & Ryan Hanes

  4. Barb will be sadly missed by all who attended and taught at Fox Township Elementary School. She was a loving, caring teacher who I am proud to call a good friend! Barb was always cheerful and smiling with a story to tell! Whenever I think of Barb this is how I will remember her and I’ll smile… Rest In Peace, Barb…

  5. Extending our most heartfelt sympathies to each of you. What a beautiful woman inside and out. May the difficult days pass, tears fade, and the smiles shine through the precious memories.
    Much love,
    Dave, Susie, & family

  6. Barbara was a friend and a colleague of mine. She taught my three daughters in Kindergarden and they all loved her and flourished and became excited about learning in her class.

    Several years later I returned to Fox Twp. School as a teacher. We worked together for 15 years . Barbara continued to bring energy, creativity and excellence to her classroom on a daily basis. She was an inspiration to all who were in that school. All family members – please accept my deepest sympathy. She was a class act and will be remembered and missed by many.

    Sincerely, Peg Hayes

  7. We have some wonderful and fun memories. She has touched so many lives in so many different ways. She has truly been a blessing. The entire family has our deepest and sincerest condolences. May God help you through this process.
    Mick, Diane and family.

  8. Our condolences to all.
    “Mrs. Rupprecht” lived what she taught.
    She was kind, caring, and patient.
    She was concerned about each of her students, even after they moved on.
    She touched innumerable lives.
    Thank you for sharing her with us.

  9. Our sympathies for the entire family. May God watch over you all with much Love. God Bless You All.


  11. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  12. Dan and family….so sorry about your mom. You have my prayers and deepest sympathies.

  13. I was so sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. She was always a very nice neighbor. My condolences to the entire family.

  14. So sorry for your loss. Will miss seeing her on the road to camp. The Dietz Camp.

  15. Such a wonderful, caring person. So sorry for your loss.

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