Gladys Rife, 95, Cheshire, Ohio passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at her home.

She was born February 4, 1922 in Huntington, West Virginia, daughter of the late James and Edith (Bonecutter) Shamblin. She married Ralph Rife who preceded her in death in 1995. Gladys was a member of Cheshire Baptist Church and a lifetime Deaconess as well as a member of the OES Cheshire, Ohio Chapter.

She is survived by her son, James Rife, Cheshire, Ohio and three grandchildren: James B. Rife, Cheshire, Ohio; Nathaniel T. (Josephine) Rife, Manassas, Virginia and Tammy Jane (Robin) Millar, Orlando, Florida; three great-grandchildren: Jimmy Lee Rife, Neal Rife and Joshua Rife and one great-great-granddaughter, Kailyn Rife. She also leaves behind to cherish her memory her brothers and sister: Ray Shamblin, Florida; Don (Grace) Shamblin, Alexandria, Virginia; Tony (Thelma) Shamblin, Woodstalk, Virginia and Carol (Dick) Sallee, Tell City, Indiana.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Taylor; grandson, Ronnie Taylor; sisters, Betty Miles, Alice Shamblin and Rosemary Reynolds; brothers, George Shamblin and Jimmy Shamblin and daughter-in-law, Eva Rife.

Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 PM Monday, March 13, 2017 at Cheshire Baptist Church, SR 7N, Cheshire Ohio with Pastor Steve Little officiating. Burial will follow in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends and family may call at the church Monday 11:30 AM to the time of service.

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