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Ruby Edith Rife

October 19, 1927 May 5, 2020
Ruby Edith Rife
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RUBY EDITH MATNEY RIFE, 92 years of age of the Slate Creek section of Grundy, VA, departed this life to be with the Lord on May 5, 2020 at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home. She was the daughter of the late William H. Matney and Malinda Rachel Matney. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

A lifelong resident of Buchanan County, she was a graduate of Grundy High School Class of 1945. She was employed at the Commissioner of Revenue office of Buchanan County for 27-years. She was a member of Grundy Baptist Church since August 1966. Mrs. Rife was a devoted wife, loving mother grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 58-years, Ellis Storia Rife (October 25, 2007); her daughter, Kathy Rife Adams; 5-Brothers: Banner and Lundy Matney, infants: Bascom Slemp, Cecil and Lincoln Matney; 4-Sisters: Eula Rife, Minerva Rife, Gladys Stacy and Tessie Hurley.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Jo Ellen Rife of the home; Granddaughter: Leigh Ann Adams Greer and husband Darryl of Bristol, VA; Son-in-Law: Eddie Adams of Abingdon, VA; Brothers-in-Law: Robert L. “Bob” Hurley of Shrewsbury, PA, Lonzo Rife of Grundy, VA.

Also, survived by special nieces, Billie Sue Stacy Hasselrode and husband Bob of Nashville, TN, Judy Hurley McLean and husband Ken of Baltimore County, MD; Special Nephew: Gene Rife of Grundy, VA; Special Sisters-in-Law: Evalena Mutter and Alma Ruth Rife.

Funeral Services for RUBY EDITH MATNEY RIFE will be conducted privately at Greenhills Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Friday, May 8, 2020 with Rev. Curtis Crouse officiating with entombment to follow.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Gene Rife, Bill Meade, Mark Mutter, Monte Rife, L.C. Mutter, Wayne Mutter, J.B. King, Tucker King, Grayson Boyer, Lonzo Rife, Marcus Meade, Brennan Rife, Linda Horn, Pama Rife, Mary and Bill Salyer, Jay and Janice Rife, Corkey and Sharon Looney, Myrtle Keen, Shelby Stacy, Junior Ashby and Members of Grundy Baptist Church.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to Grundy Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 675, Grundy, VA 24614.

Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy, VA is honored to serve the family of RUBY EDITH MATNEY RIFE.

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