Alta Shirley <I>Rupert</I> Bailey

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Alta Shirley Rupert Bailey

  • Birth 13 Dec 1931 Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 21 Nov 2012 Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
  • Memorial ID 101214283

Alta Shirley (Rupert) Whitesel Bailey, 80, of Mechanicsburg, and formerly of Huntingdon, died at LifeCare Hospitals of Mechanicsburg on Wednesday, November 21, 2012. She was born in Huntingdon, on Sunday, December 13, 1931, daughter of the late Samuel Rupert and Mary (Crane) Rupert.

Alta graduated from Huntingdon High School as part of the class of 1950. She retired from Pennsylvania Blue Shield in Camp Hill. Alta was a lifelong auxiliary member of Mechanicsburg VFW #6704, and an auxiliary member of Dillsburg American Legion Post #26. Alta was the last of nine children.

Alta's survivors include her loving children, James T. Whitesel of Enola, Susan J. Dellinger and husband Robert of Lewisberry, Shirley R. Fishel and husband Randall of York Springs; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Cremation and services were private.

Alta's family has entrusted her care to Myers–Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421. Read Alta's full obituary, share your memories and photos and offer your condolences at


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  • Created by: Bill Corl
  • Added: 24 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101214283
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alta Shirley Rupert Bailey (13 Dec 1931–21 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101214283, ; Maintained by Bill Corl (contributor 46609777) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.