June 11, 2009 - Issue: Vol. 155, No. 87 — Daily Edition111th Congress (2009 - 2010) - 1st Session
JULIA RUPP; Congressional Record Vol. 155, No. 87
(Extensions of Remarks - June 11, 2009)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E1384] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] JULIA RUPP ______ HON. SAM GRAVES of missouri in the house of representatives Thursday, June 11, 2009 Mr. GRAVES. Madam Speaker, I proudly pause to recognize Julia Rupp of Saint Joseph, Missouri. Julia is active in the community through work and in her spare time and she has been chosen to receive the YWCA Women of Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award: Woman in the Workplace. Julia Rupp has devoted much of her life toward bettering the St. Joseph community. Following her marriage to John Rupp, the two started Rupp Funeral Home in 1939. Julia was instrumental in the formation of the South Side Fall Festival and was the First Grand Marshall of the event, which has grown each year since its beginning in 1989. Julia is a charter member, past president, and treasurer of the South Side Business Woman's Association. For 21 years, she has been a member of the South St. Joseph Progressive Association, which seeks funding for projects to better St. Joseph. Julia served as a member of the InterServ Community Housing Board, and gave leadership in the development of King Hill Apartments, the first senior housing in South St. Joseph. She is a past member of the Board of Regents of Missouri Western State University, a member of the Missouri Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association, and the National Funeral Directors Association. Julia is also a member of the St. James Catholic Church. She is active in the Altar Society and is a member of the Daughters of Isabella. At the Fourth annual Winter Splendor, hosted by Catholic Charities, she was honored for her work in the business community. Madam Speaker, I proudly ask you to join me in recognizing Julia Rupp. She has made an amazing impact on countless individuals in the St. Joseph Community. I am honored to represent her in the United States Congress. ____________________