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Ruth J. Rupprecht | 94

August 8, 1927 - June 25, 2022

Ruth Julia Rupprecht, 94, a resident of Silver Creek Terrace and formerly of 546 Etheldale Avenue, St. Marys, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2022, at Penn Highlands Elk after a brief illness.

She was born August 26, 1927, in St. Marys, daughter of the late George and Margaret Sayers Finfinger.  She was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1945.

On January 15, 1947, in the rectory of Sacred Heart Church, Ruth married Leander “Moon” Rupprecht, who preceded her in death on August 5, 1999.

She is survived by her daughter, Lynn and her husband Mike Herzing of St. Marys; five grandchildren: Melanie Blessel of Kersey, Toby Herzing (Jessica) of Emporium, Mike Herzing (Katie) of St. Marys, Jill Koeppen (Kyle) of Maryland, and Barry Rupprecht (Katie) of Ridgway; eleven great-grandchilden; and by a daughter-in-law, Mellissa Rupprecht of New York.  

In addition to her husband and parents, Ruth was preceded in death by two sons: Barry Rupprecht and Blaine Rupprecht; a daughter in infancy, Nancy; two sisters: Margaret Lenze and Marie Zore; by four brothers: Robert Finfinger, George Finfinger, James Finfinger, and Leo Finfinger; and a daughter-in-law, Joann Rupprecht.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Ruth was a homemaker and a seamstress, doing alterations from her home.  She was a valuable member of her community, volunteering her time with the former Crippled Children Society of Elk County, the Red Cross, the Historical Society, and at the St. Mary’s Parochial School Cafeteria.  Her faith was an important part of her life and was a committed member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  She took great pride in her family in which she loved beyond measure.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 10:00AM, with the Rev. Peter Augustine Pierjok, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday, June 27, 2022 from 5:00PM until 8:00PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 325 Church Street, St. Marys, PA 15857.



June 27, 2022
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Funeral Service

June 28, 2022
10:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church

Final Resting Place

June 28, 2022
11:00 AM
St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery

Tribute Wall


  1. I would like to say I am so sad that I wasn’t notified of her passing. Aunt Ruth you will be terribly missed and thank you for taking of my dad, your brother. We love you with all our hearts.

  2. Lynn, Mike, and family, sorry for your loss. I didn’t know of your Mother’s passing the last time we talked.

  3. I take this opportunity to say, traits of Aunt Ruth are Love, Grace, and Dignity deserving of an Angel.
    I remember many lessons not told to me, but learned by life’s example and times shared with Aunt Ruth and Uncle Lee.
    I cannot forget the good times I enjoyed in the company with Barry and her other children. Solid thoughtful friends one and all!
    Lord please give Aunt Ruth a special place in your flock where she will truly excel … you won’t be disappointed!
    Humbly with respect we pray your journey into the hereafter is swift. Love Don and Linda!

  4. Dear Lynn, Mike, and family,

    So very so to hear about you mom’s passing. Prayers going up for you all.

    Nancy and Ed

  5. Mike, Lynn and your entire family, Bob and I send our love and sympathy.

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