Marjorie Joanne Rupp Weavers battled Long COVID with grace and dignity for six months, she passed from this earth on May 12, 2023. She was 91 years old. Margie is survived by her high school sweetheart, H. Glenn Weavers, they would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in December. She is also survived by her daughter Lisa Jenkins (Richard, deceased) of Durham, NC, and nieces and nephews; Claudia Lowthian (Richard) of Oxford, MI, William Langdon (Patti) of Yorba Linda, CA, Mary Wescott (Greg) of Lake Mills, WI, Robert Langdon (Lisa) of DeForest, WI, and Linda Sivilotti (Paul) of Upper Arlington, OH.
Margie was born in Madison, WI, the youngest daughter of Olga and Claude Rupp. She was preceeded in death by her older siblings, Beverly Lee and Gordon Rupp. A member of Pi Beta Phi sorority, and a University of Wisconsin Badger Beauty, Margie graduated with a B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1953. Glenn’s military service and career took them around the country, living in Fort Leonard Wood, MO, Long Island, NY, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Appleton, WI, Rockford, IL, White Bear Lake, MN, Broken Arrow, OK, and finally retiring to Sun City West in 1994.
Wherever they lived Margie built a life that balanced home with service. Before becoming a mother, she worked as a speech & hearing therapist, then once their daughter Lisa was born, Margie took on leadership volunteer roles — serving as PTA school president, Sunday school teacher, and Deacon at Parkview United Church of Christ in White Bear Lake, MN. Glenn and Margie moved to Broken Arrow, OK when they bought an oil industry-related business. Margie managed the accounts for the business and brought her sense of style and beauty to the Oklahoma oil patch.
In retirement, Margie and Glenn were active volunteers for Sun Health. Over 25 years they gave thousands of hours of time — leading Pickles and Ice Cream tours of the hospital’s Maternity Unit, as well as organizing fundraising and volunteer events. Active advocates for senior health, Margie and Glenn visited Washington, D.C., as part of a delegation that met with then-President George W. Bush. Most recently, she advocated for scholarships for healthcare workers in the Sun Health community of Grandview Terrace in Sun City West, AZ.
Throughout their many moves, Margie remained active with her college sorority. Enjoying her role as one of the most “senior” members of the Arrowhead West Phoenix Phi Beta Pi Alumnae Club, she knitted hundreds of baby caps for Banner Maternity and helped to advance their literacy efforts. A dedicated correspondent, Margie faithfully sent cards and letters to friends and family right up to the last week of her life.
Margie’s family is grateful for the kindness of the staff at Grandview Terrace and the compassionate work of the Everest Care Hospice team. Services will be held graveside at Forest Hill Cemetary in Madison, WI, later this year. Memorials may be directed to Desert Palms Presbyterian church, where Margie and Glenn are members.