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June M. Rupp

June M. Rupp, 89, was finally reunited with her husband, William J. Rupp Sr., on Saturday, Oct. 19 2019 at Valley View Retirement Community, surrounded by her loving family.

Born May 31, 1930, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Vernon E. Bubb and Ruth A. (Skipper) Bookwalter.

She was also preceded in death by her “Dad” Charles Bubb and her “Pop” David R. Bookwalter. On Jan. 20, 1951 she married William J. Rupp Sr. They were blessed with 61 years of marriage prior to his death on Sept.16, 2012.

She is survived by: three children, Peggy A. Bishop of Creston, Ohio, William J. Rupp Jr., and wife, Vicki, of Reedsville, and Teresa M. Herbster, and husband, Steve, of Lewistown; a sister, Margaret G. Derrick, of Camp Hill; stepsister, Lois Briggs, of Lewistown, and two stepbrothers, Fern Bookwalter, of Missouri; and Donald Bookwalter of Florida.

She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Wayne A. Shingler Jr; a grandson, Ethan M. Herbster and stepsisters, Dorothy Bookwalter, Letha Gahagan and Winifred Dupert.

June leaves behind six grandchildren, Wayne A. Shingler III, Sherri L. Benner, Summer C. Bishop Harris, Allison L. Yoder, Leigh-Ann M. Yoder and Gregory J. Bishop, as well as nine great-grandchildren.

June (Bubbles) Bubb graduated from Reedsville High School in 1948 where she was a member of the girls basketball team. She retired from Lewistown Hospital in 1995, after serving 27 years in the Environmental Services Department.

She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Lewistown.

June’s greatest joy was her family. Nothing pleased her more than to have her entire family gathered together for a meal, a tradition which continued at Valley View after her confinement there. She was an exceptional pie baker who handed her expertise down to several of her grandchildren. She enjoyed sitting on the front porch with her beloved Bill. Prior to her illness, she was a member of the “Early Birds,” a group of friends who gathered at Kish Park each morning for a walk.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, North Dorcas Street, Lewistown, with Father William Weary officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

There will be a time of visitation with the family from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 at Barr Funeral Home and Crematory, 120 Logan St., Lewistown.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in June’s name to Valley View Retirement Community Memory Lane, 4702 E. Main Street, Belleville, PA 17004, or Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 9 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

The family wishes to thank the staff of “Memory Lane” Valley View Retirement Community for the loving care that they provided “June Bug” over the past two years. She loved each and every one of you. Special thanks to UPMC Family Hospice who provided care and support in her final days.

Online condolences can be shared with the family at www.barrfh.com.