Eloise (Morgan) Rife

By | October 29, 2013

Eloise (Morgan) Rife, age 95, of Oak Hill, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, October 29 at Heartland Nursing Home in Jackson, Ohio. She was born February 23, 1918 to the late Thomas F. and Mary E. (Evans) Morgan in Gallia County.

She is survived by daughter, Marsa (John) Davis of Xenia, Ohio; son, Thomas E. Rife, of Oak Hill, Ohio; grandchildren, Andrea (James) Contestable of Bellbrook, Ohio, Lora (Mark) Spohn of Jackson, Ohio, Bobbi (Eddie) Humphrey of Jackson, Ohio, Elizabeth (Ryan) Morgan, of Oak Hill, Ohio, David (Stephanie) Rife of Oak Hill, Ohio, Sara (Aaron) Lowes, of Oak Hill, Ohio; sister, Gladys Williams of Oak Hill, Ohio; sister-in-law, Mina Rife, of Xenia, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Alexandra Contestable, Arianna Contestable, Erin Cook, Kylie Cook, Madison Spohn, Carson Spohn, Gavin Morgan, Jordan Morgan, Bryn Morgan, Will Morgan, Hunter Rife, Haidyn Rife, Ava Lowes, Natalie Lowes; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Eloise was a member of the Bethel Presbyterian Church for over 80 years, where she shared her love of music by playing the piano and singing in the choir. She also worked part-time at Spears Health Aids in Oak Hill, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, W. Edward Rife; sister, Elizabeth Jones; brother, Edwin Morgan; sister, Irene Rose; and three great-grandchildren, Hannah, Rhys, and Dylan Morgan.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Oak Hill, Ohio. Friends may call on Thursday, October 31, from 4 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 1 at the funeral home at 1 p.m. with Pastor Linda Plummer officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Oak Hill. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bethel Presbyterian Church, c/o Dave Lewis, 312 Camba Rd., Oak Hill, Ohio 45656. Online condolences may be sent to www.lewisgillumfuneralhomes.com.

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