Delores W. Rife, 97, Wabash, passed away at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at Miller’s Merry Manor West in Wabash. She was born to the late Clyde and Ida May (Bodkius) Kessler on June 20, 1918 in Marion.
She was a graduate from Lagro High School. Delores married Loran Rife Jr. Jan. 13, 1935, he passed away July 17, 1979. She retired from US Gypsum and later worked for Bertsch Vending in Wabash. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved all her kids and grandchildren. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Lagro.
She is survived by two sons: Clyde (Jennifer) Rife, Lagro; and Jay Rife (Tina), Las Vegas, Nevada; four daughters: Janice Pitts, Indianapolis; Patricia Bill (Les), Columbia City; Sally Miracle, Wabash; and Markie Vogleman (Chuck) Spring Hill, Florida; 28 grandchildren, 69 great grandchildren and 40 great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons: Nickky, Loren Lee; five brothers, and two sisters.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 20 at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992, with Pastor Tim Prater officiating.
Visitation for family and friends will be held from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday, June 19 at the funeral home.
McDonald Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.