Obituaries: Amanda Lynn Rupe

OTTUMWA-Amanda Lynn Rupe, 46, of Ottumwa, died at 2:28 a.m. July 16, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City.

She was born September 17, 1971 in Ottumwa to Richard E. and Bonnie Lucille Snook Tennison.  She married Cecil Rupe on July 21, 1994.

A 1990 graduate of Ottumwa High School, Amanda had attended Indian Hills Community College.  She had worked in the kitchen at Excel for a short time and had worked at Walgreens for the past 11 years.

Amanda enjoyed spending time with her family.

Surviving is her husband, Cecil; her children, Jeffrey Rupe of Eddyville, Shelby (Justin) Den Hartog and Jacob Rupe both of Ottumwa; 5 grandchildren, Barrett Den Hartog, Lennox Den Hartog, Jeffrey Wayne Rupe Jr., Amethyst Rupe and Xzavier Conover; and her father, Richard Tennison of Ottumwa.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Bonnie Tennison and her brother, Scott Tennison.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Mel Kendall officiating.  Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery.

Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Thursday with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Memorials may be made to the family.