Clarice L. (Bagley) Ruppert was born March 31, 1925, the daughter of Curtis and Edna (Foster) Bagley in Purdin, Missouri. She attended Missouri State Teacher's College in Kirksville, MO, and taught school for 3 yrs. in a small country school. In 1945, she moved to Illinois to work in Nokomis bank with her uncle, Wayne Bagley.
In 1947, she married Milton Ruppert on May 11th at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Nokomis, IL. They were blessed with 5 children, Allen, Phyllis, James, Susan and Janice. The family lived on a farm northwest of Nokomis. They later moved to a farm near Hillsboro for 21 years. Upon retiring in 2005, they moved back to Nokomis, IL.
During her lifetime, in addition to being a farm wife and mother, she became a CNA and worked for Home Health. She was also active in Montgomery County Home Extension and Lutheran Women's Missionary League, holding both local, zone and district level offices. Of utmost importance in her life was her faith in our Lord and Savior. She faithfully witnessed to many throughout her life and dearly loved her bible study group.
Clarice was preceded in death by her husband, Milton Ruppert, her parents, 2 sisters and 1 brother; children, James Ruppert and Susan Ruppert; and 2 grandchildren, Melissa and Jeffrey. Surviving are her children: Allen (Martha) Ruppert, Hillsboro, IL; Phyllis (Don) McGuire, Springfield, IL.; Janice (Roger) Bauman, Nokomis, IL.; 16 grandchildren - Rachel Fiet, Aaron Ruppert, Eva Stottler, Daniel Ruppert, Emily Moyer, Phillip Ruppert, Alex Ruppert, Scott Harrison, Julie Varones, Chad Ruppert, Beth Dorsey, Jordan Ruppert, Norann Ruppert, Craig Bauman, Curt Bauman, Brad Bauman; 40 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Also, several very loved nieces and nephews and special friend, Denise Romersberger.
Memorials may be made to Montgomery County Cancer Association or St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
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