Dorothy Rebecca (Rider) Bupp

1929 ~ 2021 (age 92)


Dorothy Rebecca Rider Bupp, age 92, of Harmony, peacefully passed away at her residence on Monday morning, October 25, 2021. 

Born February 17, 1929 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Henry Alvin and Rebecca Ann Ford Rider. 

Dorothy retired after 20 years working as the Jury Commissioner of Butler County.  She had worked as a secretary for the Butler Farm Show and was active in the Unionville Grange.  She enjoyed baking and selling wedding cakes, and baking birthday cakes and desserts for the local former Homestead Restaurant.  She also enjoyed sowing, crocheting, and watching old time movies.

She was a member of the St Johns Lutheran Stone Church, where she was active in the Ladies Aide Society and helped run the Strawberry Festival for many years.

Dorothy is survived by her children Dora (Claude) Kniess of Evans City, Michael (Deborah) Bupp of Butler, David (Autumn) Bupp of Harmony;  eight grandchildren Andrea Stauffer, Kristopher Kniess, Rebecca Dressler, Sarah Bupp, Libby Bupp, Maggie Bupp, Camille Bupp, and Todd Bupp; nine great grandchildren Kirsten Montgomery, Cameron Stauffer, Alex Stauffer, Aden Dressler, Clayton Dressler, Owen Dressler, Oriana Kniess, Hope Kniess, and Elena Kniess; two great great grandchildren Aliana LaFrancois and Huxon Stauffer; and her brother Henry Alvin (Mary Alice) Rider, Jr. of Westminster, CA.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Charles Roland Bupp, who she married August 26, 1960 and who passed away January 23, 2016; and two infant brothers.

Visitation will be on Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 3pm to 6pm at the Raisley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, pc., 387 Main Street, Prospect.    

Funeral service will be on Friday, October 29, 2021 at 10am in the St. John’s Lutheran Stone Church, 235 Stone Church Road, Harmony, with Pastor Beverly Banyay, officiating.

Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Johns’ Lutheran Stone Church, PO Box 461, Prospect, PA 16052.



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October 28, 2021

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Raisley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, PC
P.O. Box 486 / 387 Main St.
Prospect, PA 16052

Funeral Service
October 29, 2021

10:00 AM
St Johns Lutheran Stone Church
235 Stone Church Road
Harmony, pa 16037

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