Lima - Died peacefully with her family at her side on March 30, 2021, at her home in Lima. She was 96. Mrs. Rapp was predeceased by her husband of 70 years, Carl Richard ìDickíí Rapp. Survivors include her five children, Michael (Linda), of Osteen, Fla., Scott (Sandy) of Lansing, Stephen, of Lima, Mary (Roger) Reakes, of Lima, and Christopher (Pam) of Rochester; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Her first husband, Air Force Lt. William P. Dever Jr., was killed in World War II. Mrs. Rapp was town historian for many years and was named town historian emeritus in January. She was a strong advocate for veterans and was chosen Lima Citizen of the Year in 1999 for playing a key role along with her late husband in creating the villageís veterans memorial. For many years she wrote a weekly column for The Lima Recorder and also wrote for The Sentinel weekly paper, and free-lance stories for The Democrat & Chronicle.
Her Funeral Mass was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 10, at St. Rose Church, Lima. Interment at St. Rose Cemetery, Lima. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Agnes School Foundation, 60 Park Place, Avon, N.Y. 14414, or to the Lima Public Library, 1872 Genesee St., Lima, N.Y. 14485.
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