JULIA RUPP; Congressional Record Vol. 155, No. 87
(Extensions of Remarks - June 11, 2009)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                               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.