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Ruth Oree Hooper Harton Ruppe

November 21, 1927 ~ March 22, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Ruth Oree Hooper Harton Ruppe, age 95, of Rutherfordton, NC, died Wednesday morning,  March 22, 2023, passing in her sleep, just like she asked her Good Lord to do.

Oree was born November 21, 1927 to the late Thomas Garland Hooper, and Eva Mae Owens Hooper. She was a graduate of Harris High School, and worked at Rutherford Hospital for many years as a Nurse’s Assistant. She was a lifelong member of Holly Springs Baptist Church.

She was also preceded in death by her brother and 6 sisters. Paul Hooper (Tessie), Vesta Epley (Aden), Pearlie Carver (Brantley), Annie Lou Amos (Carl), Lois Paschal (Graham), Hazel Hutchins (Glenn) and baby sister Ethel. Also, her husbands, Robert Harrison Harton, Jr., and Wallace Jason Ruppe, as well as her recently deceased son Jason Travis Ruppe.

She is survived, and greatly missed by her son Mark Christopher Harton (Vikki), daughter Eva Robin Hodge and friend Richard Glover. Grandchildren, Amber Hodge, Jessie Davis (Dustin) and Jesse Suhovich. Great Grandchildren, whom she adored, Julian Morales and Alyana Alvarez, and dozens of nieces, nephews and cousins.

She had a great love of God and gospel music, her cats, gardening, and she loved doing puzzles!

The family will celebrate her life in a private memorial service at a later date. McMahan's Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements. 

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