Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Kathleen (Swank) Rife Baker (December 31, 2016)

Kathleen (Swank) Rife Baker, age 94, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 10:25 PM at the Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on May 23, 1922 in Muncie, Indiana, to the late H. Ray & Loretta (Bunger) Swank.

She is survived by her children, Jim & Lois Rife of Greenville and Pamela & Bruce Rhoades of Troy; step children, Philip D. Baker of Indianapolis, IN, and Doris J. & Don Yoder of Indiana; 5 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; siblings, Phyllis North of Greenville, Barbara Brewer of Greenville and Rev. George Swank of Goshen, IN; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her first husband, Marion E. Rife; second husband, Denver Shirl Baker; and brothers, Harry Swank, Marvin Swank and Ray Swank Jr.

Kathleen work at Neff Lettering and was the Church Secretary. She was a member of the Greenville Church of the Brethren and volunteered at the Brethren Retirement Community for many years.

There will be a service held on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 2:30 PM at Greenville Church of the Brethren, 421 Central Street, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Ron Sherck officiating. Burial will follow in the West Branch Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 2-5 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, as well as from 2:00 PM until the time of the service at church on Sunday.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to Greenville Church of the Brethren or State of the Heart Care (Hospice). Condolence for the family may be sent through