Laura F. 'Sis' Rife

Laura Florence "Sis" Rife, 81, of Wabash, IN, and having family in Huntington, IN, died Sunday, May 3, 2020, at her home.

She worked several years as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) at Miller's Merry Manor in Wabash. She attended Christian Heritage Church.

She was born Feb. 23, 1939, in Prestonsburg, KY to John and Sarah (Dearfield) Dillon. She married Carl Rife in Richmond, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 2, 2015.

She is survived by two sons, Doug Rife, of Warsaw, and Mike (Tammy) Rife, of Wabash; a daughter, Paula (Clifford) Osborne of Wabash; brother, John (Helen) Dillon, of Wabash; a sister, Esther (Robert) Webb, of Wabash; a daughter-in-law, Kim Rife, of Roann; nine grandchildren, Heather (Rick) Gaines, of Huntington; Rachel Rife, of Virginia Beach, VA; Sarah (Shawn) Bartley, of Winona Lake; Betsy (Will) Runyon, of Woodburn; Jamie (Brandi) Rife, of Roann;  and Mark (Misty) Rife, Brandi Mitchell, Kirk Hamilton, and Tara Hamilton, all of Wabash; and 25 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, James Rife and David Rife.

Private graveside services will be at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, with Rev. Tim Prater officiating.

Arrangements are being handled by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

Memorial are to Riley Hospital for Children.

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