LOUDONVILLE — Elizabeth Mae “Betty” (Rupp) Allerding, 91, of Loudonville died Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at home.
She was born Dec. 31, 1920, in Fulton County, Ohio, and was the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Vonier) Rupp. She was a 1938 graduate of Pettisville High School and attended business school in Toledo. Betty came to Loudonville in 1938 to take a secretarial job at the milling company. She stayed with her sister, Maredith, and her husband, Bill Yeager, who was the band director at Loudonville High School. On May 4, 1943, she married Paul Joseph Allerding, who preceded her in death after 39 years of marriage on Nov. 15, 1981.
Betty was an avid golfer and bowler. She was an expert craftswoman who made many knitted items, comforters, and even did oil paintings for family members. She served for many years as church organist at St. Peter Church in Loudonville and also as the Hanover Township Clerk for 13 years. She enjoyed playing bridge with friends. She was a longtime member of St. Peter Church in Loudonville and was active in the Altar and Rosary Society as well as the Mission Society. She enjoyed reading, classical choral music, crossword puzzles, cooking and baking. She was famous for her pies and escalloped potatoes.
She is survived by her eight children and their spouses, Becky (Tom) Whittington of Amherst, Julie (Ken) Flynn, Anchorage, Alaska, Jeanine (Bill) Hansen, Joe E. (Debbie) Allerding and Maureen (Joe) Rygielski, all of Loudonville, Rose (Craig) Mohnacky of San Diego, Calif., Jim (Jane) Allerding of Mount Vernon and Tom (Carol) Allerding of Loudonville; 24 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two sisters, Maredith Yeager and Marthella Graf; and four brothers, Claude, Ray, Wilmet and Delmar “Pete” Rupp.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Peter Catholic Church, Loudonville, with the Rev. Vincent Hawk officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter Catholic Cemetery, Loudonville. Friends may call this afternoon from 4 to 8 p.m. in Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville, where a Wake Service will begin at 4:15 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1050 Dauch Drive, Ashland, OH 44805; St. Peter Catholic Church, 220 E. Butler St., Loudonville, OH 44842; or Loudonville Public Library, 122 E. Main St., Loudonville, OH 44842. Online condolences may be left for the Allerding family by visiting www.Byerly-Lindsey.com.Copyright The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.