Obituary: Gail Pupkes
Gail M. Pupkes, 91, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away on Nov. 14, 2022, at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital.
Gail was born on Dec. 20, 1930, in Hiawatha, a daughter of the late Samuel Todd Brown and Rosella Eva (Adams) Arndt.
Gail was a 1948 graduate of Sabetha High School in Sabetha. Gail was married to William Pupkes on Nov. 18, 1950, and they made their home in Falls City, Neb. In 1965, they moved to Gladstone, Mo. In retirement, they moved to Jefferson City, Mo., to be near their daughter and grandchildren.
She was a member of King of Kings in Gladstone and Faith Lutheran in Jefferson City, Mo. Her career included telephone operator, legal secretary and public-school secretary. Her hobbies included reading, crossword and other puzzles, writing letters to family and friends. Most of all, she cherished times spent with her daughter and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, William; and siblings, Devaney Brown, Velita Moser, Joyce McQueen, Sandra Gutknecht and Norma Wiltz.
Gail is survived by her daughter, Susan (Larry) Klempke; and grandchildren, Erik Carlson and Terra (Ben) Nickelson.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Calvary Lutheran High School, 2525 Rt. B, Jefferson City, MO 65101.
Graveside services were held Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, 6600 N. Antioch Rd., Gladstone, MO 64119.
The Sabetha Herald 11/23/2022