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Mary E Trupe

Mary E Trupe

Mary E. "Betty" Trupe, 86, of Columbia, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Hospice and Community Care. She was the wife of the late William "Monce" Trupe, with whom she shared 48 years of marriage, until his death in 1999. A lifelong Columbia resident, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Anna Stoeger Schrank.

Betty graduated in 1949 from Columbia High School and was last employed at Stover's News Agency in Columbia where she was employed as the lottery cashier. She previously worked for the former Hamilton Watch Company and the Food Fair Grocery Store.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Columbia. Betty enjoyed cooking, playing Bingo, and going to the casinos and the horse track. She also enjoyed spending time at the shore and going to the family cabin in Potter County.

She is survived by her son, Jeffrey M. husband of Sue Vogel; daughter Rebecca Ann wife of James Gottshall; grandchildren, Mallory Trupe, Allison Trupe, Tonya Trupe, and great-grandchildren, Layne, Demi, Danny, Brandon, Isaac, Seth and Alek. Her sister-in-law, Ruth Schrank also survives. She was preceded in death by her brother, Peter Schrank.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 409 Cherry St., Columbia, PA 17512 on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Stephen P. Kelley, Celebrant. Friends may view at the church one hour prior to the Mass. Interment will be held in Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. If desired, contributions in Betty's memory may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc.

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