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Rebecca Rupe

March 4, 1955 — February 13, 2022

Rebecca L. Rupe, 66, of Eldridge, Iowa, passed away suddenly on Sunday, February 13, 2022 at her home.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 12:00 p.m., Thursday, February 17, 2022 at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Eldridge.  Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday at the church. Memorials may be made to the Eldridge Volunteer Fire Department.

Rebecca was born March 4, 1955 in Ottumwa, Iowa, the daughter of Leo & Glenys (Judd) McElroy.  She was united in marriage to Donald R. Rupe on August 3, 1974 in Ottumwa.

Becky was a Registered Nurse, proudly working for Dr. Walid Al-Sheikha’s office for twenty years, retiring in 2018.  She had enjoyed camping with her family at Lake Rathbun and especially adored her grandchildren.

Her family’s biggest fan, she faithfully supported their sports, dance recitals, birthdays, graduations, weddings and baby showers over the years.  Becky will be remembered as a strong woman, with always a kind word to say.

Those left to honor Becky’s memory include her husband, Don; her daughter, Amy Clayton (James Porter) of Davenport; her son and daughter-in-law, Tony & Elisabeth Rupe of Long Grove, Iowa; her grandchildren, Jayden & Tayja Clayton and Jacob & Kayla Rupe; her sister and brother-in-law, Julie & Steve Rogers of Norwalk, Iowa; her brother and sister-in-law, Doug & Lisa McElroy of Ottumwa; five nieces; and seven great-nieces and nephews.

Becky was preceded in death by her parents.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Becky’s obituary at

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Visitation

Thursday, February 17, 2022

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Cornerstone Baptist Church

775 E Le Claire Rd, Eldridge, IA 52748

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Memorial Service

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Cornerstone Baptist Church (Eldridge)


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