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Betty Jane Rife
(June 26, 1921 - March 29, 2014)

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Betty Jane Rife

AGE: 92

RIFE, Betty J.

Formerly of Paw Paw


Betty passed away Saturday morning, March 29, 2014 in the Alamo Nursing Home, Kalamazoo. She was born June 26, 1921 in Cadillac, MI the daughter of the late Fredrick and Gretta (Myers) Barrons. She was employed by Allen Test Products. Betty, a former resident of Miller Court, Paw Paw enjoyed cards, board games, knitting, crocheting and bingo. On October 16, 1940 in Dowagiac, Betty was united in marriage to Charles E. Rife who preceded her in death on May 8, 2003. Surviving are 5 sons, David (Debbie) Rife of Paw Paw, James Rife, Jerald (Carrie) Rife and Kenneth (Debra) Rife all of Kalamazoo, and Michael (Bonnie) Rife of Orlando, FL; 2 daughters, Barbara Kaarlie of Le Mars, IA, and Beverly Babbitt of Grand Rapids; 21 grandchildren 42 great-grandchildren and 16 great great grandchildren; 4 brothers, Charles Barrons of Kalamazoo, Patrick Barrons of Las Vegas, NV; William Barrons of CA and Gary Barrons of Detroit, 2 sisters, Alta Cameron of Traverse City, MI and Nancy Kramer of Grand Rapids; many nieces and nephews. A remembrance gathering will be held on Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at the Paw Paw Lions Club from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by the Adams Funeral Home, Paw Paw. Share a memory or sign the guest book at:


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