Sept. 2, 2017
WEST LIBERTY, IOWA - Margie Ann Rife, 88, of West Liberty, Iowa, formerly of Wilton, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017, at Mercy Hospice, in Iowa City.
Margie was born in Big Rock, Iowa, on April 30, 1929, to Harold and Edna (Siebel) Smith.
She graduated from Wheatland High School in 1946.
Margie married Donald J. Rife on December 2, 1950 in Davenport, Iowa. He preceded her in death on February 25, 1994.
She was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, Wilton, Iowa, Wilton American Auxiliary and the Muscatine Moose Lodge. She enjoyed following her grandchildren's sports and racing.
Margie retired in 1999 from Micro Surface in Wilton. She later worked at Wink's and Jeff's Market in West Liberty.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, from 4-7 p.m. at Bentley Funeral Home in Wilton, Iowa. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Grace United Church of Christ in Wilton.
Interment will take place at Oakdale Cemetery in Wilton.
Margie is survived and lovingly remembered by her daughters: Cindy (Kevin) Trca and Angie (Lindsay) Hinrichs, both of Swisher, Iowa, her son, Donald Jr. (Phyllis) Rife of West Liberty, Iowa, 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, her sisters: Jeanette Von Essen of Marion, Iowa, and Evelyn Petersen of Baldwin, Iowa, and her sister-in-law, Carol Smith of Durant, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her brother Harold Smith.
Memorials may be made to Grace United Church of Christ or the Iowa City Hospice in her memory.
Online remembrances and condolences may be left for the family at www.bentleyfuneralhome.com