Kathryn Jane (Thompson) Luppe, 90, of Butler, passed away peacefully from this life to the next on Monday, July 15, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospice of Concordia in Cabot.
Born December 19, 1928 in Claytonia, PA; along with her twin brother, Edward James Thompson, to the late Robert Thompson and Florence (Wolford) Thompson. She was the last living of seven siblings. Affectionately known as “Kate” or “Miss Katie,” she lived her life to the fullest, always trying to walk the “Jesus Walk.” She always strove to live her life by the tenets of her faith. Kate loved to sing and was always able to play any hymn by ear on the piano.
Kate graduated from West Sunbury High School in 1946 and soon married her husband, Charles “Chuck” Luppe in 1950. They were married for nearly 51 years, before Chuck’s passing in 2001.
Wherever she lived, Kate continuously sought to welcome and include others with her own version of God’s extravagant welcome. During her years in Butler, she was active the Christian Women’s Club and a member of First United Methodist Church.
In 1980, when she moved to Paris, Texas ( where she became known as “Miss Katie”) with her husband and twin sons, she applied to Paris Junior College and received her certification as a Nurse’s Aide and worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paris until the family moved to Corpus Christi, Texas. She always had a strong passion for family and an even stronger passion for helping others.
Kate is survived by four sons and their wives; Scott and Beth of Kalamazoo, MI, Timothy and Maureen of Nashville, TN, John and Connie of Butler and James and Adina of Fenelton. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Angela & Emory Kincaid, Allison Smith, Melissa & Jordan Moss, Troy Higgins, Rebecca Luppe, Emily (Luppe) & Bryant Rendell and Abigail Luppe. She is also survived by her great granddaughter, Samantha and 2 great grandsons, August and Dakota Rendell.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Charles A. Luppe, her stepmother, two brothers Harold J. & Edward J. Thompson and four sisters, Pearl Wamboldt, Jean Crispin, Roberta Gardner and Joann Johnson.
A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church, 200 E. North St, Butler on Saturday, July 20th at 10 AM.
Private burial in the West Sunbury Union Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations on behalf of Kate may be directed to Habitat for Humanity or the donor’s favorite charity.