Ruth R Dupree, 95, of Moberly died peacefully surrounded by daughters and friends on Wednesday,
January 11, 2023. Ruth Alice Rosenbaum Dupree was born May 10, 1927 in the living room of her
parent’s farm house with the assistance of her two older sisters, Viola and Ivory.
She grew up in rural St. Louis County helping her mother and playing in the surrounding woods and
creek with her dear friend/cousin, Bebe. Ruth graduated from Eureka High School in 1943.
Ruth married the only love of her life, Arthur S. “Duke” Dupree, on July 12, 1947 following his service in
WWII. Ruth and Duke made their home in Pond, Mo. where they lived on Pond Road for over 55 years.
Ruth raised chickens and sold eggs while she and Duke grew bountiful gardens of both fruit and
vegetables on their hobby farm. They relocated to Moberly in 1997 and lived at Meadow Ridge estates.
Duke preceded Ruth in death on July 12, 2009- their 62nd Wedding anniversary
.She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Wildwood, Mo for over 50 years. She served as
President of the Women’s Society of Christian Service and as the church secretary for 15 years. She
transferred her membership to New Hope United Methodist Church in Clark when moving to
Moberly. Prior to having her two daughters she was employed by Stiffel-Nicholus in St. Louis, Mo.
Ruth is survived by her two daughters, Rebecca (Becky) Bade of Clark and Mary Wolf of Moberly,
grandson Dr. Brett Bade of Stamford, CT and granddaughter Elizabeth Bade of Dallas, TX, niece Karen
and her husband Biff Singleton of AZ who traveled many miles to stay in touch with Aunt Ruth, and
many other great nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers she suggested memorials to New Hope UMC in Clark, Moberly Veterans Flag Project or the
MRMC Special Needs.
Words of comfort and support were shared with the family a visitation held in the Cater Funeral Home Chapel, that was followed by funeral services honoring her life. Private Committal prayer and burial took place at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery.