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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Clarabel Rife (March 11, 2016)

Clarabel Rife, 95, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away March 11, 2016 at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville.

Clarabel was born December 17, 1920 in Darke County, Ohio, a daughter of the late Russel and Stella (Rhodes) Alspaugh. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Rife; her sister, Berniece Reck; and her brother, Berlyn Alspaugh.

Clarabel lived her faith. She was a member of the Oakland Church of the Brethren and was very active in her church life. She was an avid traveler, loved animals and all things related to nature. She was known as a giver and friend to anyone she met.

Clarabel is survived by her children, Doug (Kyle) Rife of Cincinnati, Ohio and Sharon (Ted) Shapiro of St. Clements, Ontario; five grandchildren, Rachel (Jeff) Hudson, Ryan (Hailey Walsh) Shapiro, Katie (Nick Moore) Rife, Abby Rife and Kimberly Rife. Clarabel was very active at the BRC and will be missed by all her friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2PM Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the BRC Chapel with Rev. Todd Reish officiating.

The family will be receiving guests on Saturday, from 1PM until the time of service at 2PM.

Burial will take place at the Gettysburg Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

The family requests memorial contributions be given to either the Heifer Project at or the Resident Aid Fund at the BRC.

Arrangements are entrusted to Oliver Floyd Funeral Home.

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