Friday, November 27, 2009

Naomi Rife (November 21, 209)

Naomi Doris (Strawser) Rife, 83, of Germantown and formerly of New Madison, passed away Saturday, November 21, 2009 at her residence. Naomi was born on November 17, 1926, daughter of the late Josh and Clara (Kreitzer) Strawser.

Naomi was a self employed Beautician during her life. She was a member of the Castine Church of the Brethren, and volunteer for meals on wheels with her husband. Naomi and her husband Glen started the first 4-H horse and pony club “Silver Hoofs” in Darke County. Naomi enjoyed fishing, boating, sitting on the back porch and feeding the birds and squirles and most of all she loved people and enjoyed life.

In addition to her parents, Naomi is preceded in death by her husband Glen, whom she married on January 7, 1944. Two brothers, Ohmer Strawser and Jesse Strawser.

She is survived by a daughter, Sharon Rife of Germantown; a close friend, Dennie Tucker and a sister, Catherine Good of New Madison.

A visitation will be held from 5 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at Storch Braund Funeral Home . Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 also at the funeral home with Rev. Greg Hyre being asked to officiate. burial to follow in the Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison. Family request memorial contribution be made to Castine Church of the Brethren