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Mary D. Cupples

April 21, 1918 ~ October 12, 2021 (age 103)


Mary D. Cupples, age 103, of Ottawa, passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at the Ottawa Pavilion.

Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Saturday, October 16th at Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home with Reverend Gary Caster officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Oakwood Memorial Park at a later date.

Mary was born April 21, 1918 in Jamestown, Pennsylvania, a daughter of Peter and Stephania (Stephaniac) Dubach. She married Ralph Cupples August 3, 1939 at St. Mary’s Church in Naplate. He preceded in death August 5, 1973. She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Roach of Troy Grove and Cynthia Cupples of Naplate; a brother, Emil Dubach of Ottawa; grandchildren, Patty (Jim) Hogan, Jim (Karen) Cupples, Jay Roach, Zach Cupples and Allison Borisek; nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Jim and Jack Cupples; a daughter, Mary Jo Cupples; three brothers, John, Joe and Paul Dubach; and four sisters, Pauline Cervenic, Amelia Fielder, Rose Bailey and Fran Cappelini.

Mary had been a long-time member of St. Mary’s Church in Naplate. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister who will be deeply missed by her loving family.

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. To share a memory, please visit www.gladfelter-roetker.com or Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home on Facebook.

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October 16, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home
1601 E Norris Dr
Ottawa, IL 61350

October 16, 2021

1:00 PM
Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home
1601 E Norris Dr
Ottawa, IL 61350

December 23, 2021

10:00 AM
Oakwood Memorial Park
2405 Champlain Street
Ottawa, IL 61350


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-213-6584
Web: http://stjude.org/memorial

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