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Sharon Lea Rupp 83, of Chillicothe passed away on April 29, 2023 at her home under the care of St Luke’s Hospice and her son Mark Rupp. Sharon was born on December 7, 1939 to Benjamin and Juanita (Bulyar) Peery. She graduated from Chillicothe High School in 1958 and then worked as a Telephone Operator in Chillicothe and Trenton. She also worked as an Office Manager for David Rupp Oil Company. Sharon married David William Rupp on August 3, 1965 at St. Columban Catholic Church. David preceded her in death on February 23, 2016. She was a member of St. Columban’s and of Chillicothe Garden Club Troop Committee for Troop 121.

Sharon enjoyed travel, landscaping and gardening work but most of all she loved to spend time with her son.

She is survived by her son Mark Rupp of Kansas City, Missouri.

Sharon is preceded by her parents Benjamin and Juanita Peery; husband David Rupp and a brother.

Memorials in honor of Sharon go to St. Columban Catholic Church and can be mailed to or left at Heritage Funeral Home 3141 N. Washington Street Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Online condolences can be left at

A Parish Rosary will be held at 6:00pm May 3, 2023 with visitation to follow till 8:00pm at Heritage Funeral Home.

A Mass Of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 am Thursday May 4, 2023 at St. Columban Church.

Burial will be held at Edgewood Cemetery.

Arrangement and Services are under the care of Heritage Funeral Home.