Rosellen (Rosie) Harriett (Moore) Hupman, 95, of Schell City, Mo., was born April 22, 1916, in Anita, Iowa, and passed from this life Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at Christian Healthcare in Nevada, Mo.
Rose attended school in Iowa and then lived and worked for a time in Alaska before settling back in the Midwest, where she managed a resort near Bean Lake. She was married to Robert Eugene Hupman and in 1966, andthey purchased property in Schell City while still living in the Kansas City area. They made Schell City their permanent home in 1978.
Area residents could frequently see Bob on the lawn mower and Rose tending the flowers on their five acres at the northwest edge of town with their Weimaraner, white German Shepherds, and other dogs. Rose loved the community of Schell City. She especially loved the Schell City Fall Festival, the Fire Department Smorgasbord, the Wildlife Area, and all the community happenings. Even after her health declined and she entered the nursing home -- she still saved all the newspaper clippings concerning the Schell City area and people associated with the area. Rose was baptized on April 22, 2001 -- her 85th birthday -- at the Schell City Christian Church. She made a handwritten notation on her church bulletin that day that it was a "wonderful day."
Survivors include her two stepsons, Mike Hupman and his wife, Bettie, of Kansas City, Mo., and John Hupman who lives abroad; one sister, Arlene Elliot of St. Joseph, Mo.; several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends, Of special mention is her guardian and very dear friend Diane Eslinger -- the daughter she never had. Rose was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Clarence and Bud; two sisters, Vernita and Doris; one stepson, David; and her beloved husband, Bob.
Graveside services with interment for Rosellen Harriett Hupman were held Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Green Lawn Cemetery in Schell City, with the Rev. Grady Davis officiating. Musical selections were "Amazing Grace" and "Sweet By-and-By." Memorials are suggested to Schell City Community Betterment, Schell City Fire Department, or Heartland Hospice.