Zelma Faye (Melton) Rupp

Class of 1951

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Zelma Melton

Zelma Faye (Melton) Rupp

September 1, 1933 – March 20, 2021

Zelma Faye Rupp of Perry, Oklahoma, passed away Saturday, March 20, 2021, at the Perry Memorial Hospital at the age of 87 years, 6 months, & 19 days.

Zelma was born in Perry September 1, 1933, to the late John Edgar Melton & Mary Arminta League. Zelma made Noble county her home all of her life. Zelma attended and graduated from Perry High School in 1951.

On May 25, 1951, Zelma married the love of her life Richard Rupp a union that would last 58 wonderful years. Zelma was a caregiver and a homemaker. Zelma at the age of 9 began taking care of her siblings. Zelma carried on this tradition of caring for others by babysitting her grandchildren, and cooking and baking for church dinners. Zelma was famous for her cinnamon rolls and her macaroni & cheese.

Zelma was active in the Lutheran Church where she volunteer anytime she was needed. Zelma was a member of WELCA (Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) for many years.

Zelma leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Mary Weinkauf and husband Bob of Perry; brother, Garland (Tony) Melton of Perry; grandchildren: Bobijo Weinkauf, Beki Gibson & Matthew Weinkauf and wife Chelsea; great-grandchildren: Renzi Nelson, Teague Nelson, Arelia Gibson and Wyatt Weinkauf.

Zelma was preceded in death by her parents, John Melton & Mary League; sisters, Dorene Snider and Shirley Webb; and grandson: Justin Weinkauf.

Funeral Services to honor the life of Zelma Faye Rupp will be held on Thursday, March 25, at 10am, at the Zion Lutheran Church east of Perry with Pastors Peter Olsen and Dan Thimell officiating. Interment will follow in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery.