|Birth: ||Apr. 17, 1917|
|Death: ||Aug. 9, 1990|
J Vernon Rupert lived on the family farm his grandfather built* He was a farmer and operated Rupert's Market with his mother. He loved woodworking, draft horses, antiques and restoring old farm tractors. He served as a medic during WWII.
He was a farmer most of his life growing peaches. A terrible winter about 1963 took his peaches. He abanded farming as a career and began work in a pipe mill located in North Lima where he retired from. During his lifetime he also worked for Van Pelts building barns and with them built several barns at the Canfield Fair grounds.
He died accidentally on the family farm when the tractor he was operating overturned. It was the neighbor (Stranges) who noticed the overturned tractor in the field and alerted the family. He was life flighted to Pittsburg Hospital and lived through the night, long enough for family to gather and say goodbye.
After the funeral family and friends gathered at the home of Winifred Miller Martin for good food and recollections of his life.
Eulogy: written by daughter Rebecca Rupert Brady
You could tell by the size of the family and number of friends that he loved being surrounded by the people that loved and cared for him which meant a lot to him.
He was a father to his own children and grandchildren as well as to the rest of the people that entered his life.
As for his children, because we'll no longer have him to run to for answers, we'll have to search our own minds and souls for the answer he's already taught us.
He enjoyed life and was a hard worker.
Was a good friend to and enjoyed teaching the young in life the way things worked when he was growing up.
Was a good neighbor to all and helped all that needed it. Had good solutions to any problem that might come along. He loved his neighbors very much and held them dearly. Always saying there was nothing like good neighbors to which the family would like to thank for being there, we also hold you very dear.
He had many passions in life to mention a few. His antiques putting them together and operating them. Feeding the wild-birds even on the coldest winter days.
His work horses he held very dear.
But the outdoors was his get away, the woods and trees were his art at work. Because of the trees he was very creative working with his hands creating wooden gifts for the ones he loved.
Dad we are going to miss you very much, but we love you with all our heart....
J Vernon Rupert was s/o Jesse Soloman Rupert and Mabel Catherine Beirman.
He left a wife Mary Paden he married in 1948, five daughters and two sons, all of Columbiana Ohio.
It was a sad moment when the funeral procession enroute to the cemetery paused for a minute in front of the family farm for one last respect.
*Further study reveals his grandfather purchased this land from Lowers about 1870 with house standing. More on this 4/23/2013.
Jesse Soloman Rupert (1881 - 1956)
Mabel Catherine Bierman Rupert (1892 - 1969)
Walter Vincent Rupert (1911 - 1968)*
Virginia Ruth Rupert Cook (1912 - 2001)*
Victor Enoch Rupert (1913 - 2003)*
Dorothy Viola Rupert (1916 - 1931)*
J Vernon Rupert (1917 - 1990)
Kenneth Willard Rupert (1921 - 1986)*
Crest Haven Memorial Gardens
Created by: Anne Rupert
Record added: Nov 26, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5101964