Elston Rupert

Elston Irvin Rupert Sr.

Tuesday, September 28th, 1926 - Saturday, March 28th, 2020
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Elston Irvin Rupert Sr., CSM Retired, went to see Jesus on March 28th, 2020. He was a resident of Springfield, MO since 1981. Elston was born September 28, 1926 in Newburg, MO the son of Ralph Rupert and Loretta (Lane) Rupert. He was married to Ruth (Truesdell) Rupert on October 24th, 1948 in Concordia, KS.

He served in the United States Army for 4 active years and 24 years in the reserves, where he retired as a Command Sergent Major. He also worked for the Frisco-Burlington Northern-Santa Fe railroad for 30 years, where he also retired. After retiring, he enjoyed working in his wood working shop and painting houses.

Elston is survived by his wife, Ruth; his eight children, Elston Jr, of Semmes, AL, Ruthie Shelburn (David) of Springfield, Mo, Ralph of McCalla, AL, Anthony (Debbie) of Bessemer, AL, Cecilia Goodwin of Lakeview, AL, Mary Harris (Jay) of Lenexa, KS, Renee Rupert, and Gwendolyn Barrett (Kevin) of Reeds Spring, MO; 12 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Elston enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, traveling and crafts. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Springfield. He was involved with Knights of the Columbus and was a Fourth Degree Knight.

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic Mr. Rupert’s Funeral Mass will be privately held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Springfield. Burial will be private as well at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield.

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    Missouri Veterans Cemetery
    5201 S. Southwood Road
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Janell and William Price

Posted at 08:17pm
In loving memory of my grandpa Elston Rupert! You may be gone but not forgotten. I love you and will see you again!
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John Grady

Posted at 03:17pm
Sorry to hear of the passing of EIR. I remember the good days in Mobile, 1967-69, when I was headquartered there. Elston was the mechanical foreman and trains were running in and out of there like street cars. He always had a smile on his face and got the job done in spite of being shorthanded in car men and locomotive men; but the job got done and all was well. He was always upbeat about everything; never saw him when he was down. Those were the good ole days on the AT&N. RIP, Elston.

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