CULBERTSON -- Sue Ruppert, 61, died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at Chase County Hospital in Imperial.
On March 23, 1948 she was born in McCook to Roy William and Catherine Patricia (Smith) Hamilton. Raised in McCook, she graduated from McCook High School in 1966, and from McCook Beauty Academy where she also taught. She lived in Colorado for many years and while there worked as a beautician. Later she took respiratory therapist training in Denver and worked in the Denver area as a Respiratory Therapist before moving back to McCook.
Wilber Earl Ruppert and Sue were married in McCook on May 21, 1988.
Sue was co-owner of Westside Cuts in McCook, and loved her family and grandchildren. She also enjoyed cooking, boating, fishing, reading, traveling, being with family, and many sports, especially football, basketball and swimming.
She attended Bethel Baptist Church.
Her parents and step-father, George Walter preceded her in death.
Survivors include, her husband, Wilber of Culbertson; a daughter Amanda Schow of Calif.; a step-son, Kevin Ruppert and special friend, Candace Albers of Culbertson; step-daughters, Tammy (Kenneth) Carpenter of Platteville, Colo., Amy (Chris) Loibl of Allen, Texas, and Jamey (Jeff) Keen of McCook; eight grandchildren; a brother Frank (Norene) Hamilton of McCook and a sister, Ellen (Ken) Hockemeier of Kearney; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home with Pastor Richard Karr officiating. Burial will be in the Culbertson Cemetery.
Visitation will be today from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Wednesday until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials are being accepted in her name.
Friends and family may also leave condolences on-line at www.carpenterbreland.com
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.