Sadie "Louise" Rife


Sadie “Louise” Rife, 89, of Risingsun, Passed away on Tuesday morning, July 18, 2017, at the Bridge Hospice Care Center in Bowling Green.

She was born on November 14, 1927 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to the late Odowin and Bessie (Arnold) Donges.  She married Fredrick Rife and he preceded her in death on May 25, 2012.

Surviving are her son, Tim (the late Mary) Rife, of Fostoria, daughter Connie Gerwin, of Cleveland; grandchildren, Morgan Bush, Blake Buse, Emily Rife, and Savannah Treece; great-grandchildren, Celeste Bradshaw, Robin Wentz, Tobin Rife, and Christine Himes.  She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Timothy Himes and a sister, Lena Smith.

Louise most enjoyed traveling to Gatlinburg and spending time with her grandchildren.

There will be no visitation or services.

Memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association or to The American Cancer Society.  Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting

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Colleen Rowe

So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. You have our deepest sympathy.
Steve & Colleen Rowe

 Posted July 25, 2017 - 9:19am
Patty Clapp McIntosh

Dear Tim and Connie, So sorry to hear about your Mom! I remember her laughter and the good times we had when our families would get together. May God bless and comfort you and all her loved ones. I know you will miss her very much!

 Posted July 21, 2017 - 3:48pm
Dennis Clapp/Son of Paul & Ila

Dear Tim, Connie and family, I am saddened by your Mom's passing. I have the best memories of your visits and picnics at your home in Rising Sun. My favorite pie was blueberry, baked by your Mom just for me because I loved it so much, homemade ice cream we'd have together and the pet raccoon in your neighbors yard cage. Another great memory is the glass figurines in the front room with the knotty pine walls. Tim, I am so sorry your wife Mary passed away. I did not know until I read your mom's obituary. I remember how pretty she was standing next to you when I first saw her as your girlfriend. I hope all your children are doing well and I would love to see you before the Lord calls us home. Gob Bless you and keep you in your time of sorrow.

 Posted July 21, 2017 - 12:45pm

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