Olivia was born August 26, 1991 in Lincoln, Nebraska, the daughter of
Gregory Rife and Kelly Hunziker Rife.
Olivia was active in the Girl Scouts growing up and danced for seven
years. She was a 2010 graduate of Quincy High School, where she was a
Olivia was a fun loving person. She could always put a smile on your
face. She loved her family and friends and especially loved her
daughter, Ava Jo.
Survivors include her father, Gregory Rife of Palmyra, MO; her mother,
Kelly Rife of Quincy; her daughter, Ava Jo Rife of Quincy; two brothers,
Dustin (Kolby) Rife of Palmyra, MO, and Christopher Rife of Quincy; her
maternal grandmother, Marydot Hunziker of Kahoka, MO, and paternal
grandmother, Carole Rose of Palmyra, MO; her great-grandmother, Wilma
Rife of Texas; a nephew, Blake Rife of Palmyra, MO; a niece, Kinsley
Rife of Palmyra, MO; several aunts and uncles, Craig (Danita) Rife of
Columbia, MO, Beverly (Russell) Miller of New Bloomfield, MO, Barbara
(Stephen) Toops of Gaithersburg, MD, Marcia (Bruce) Folk of Mt. Vernon,
TX, and Dennis (Joann) Hunziker of Kahoka, MO; and numerous cousins and
Olivia was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Bobby Gene Rife and
Melvin Hunziker, and an uncle, Robert Leon Rife.
Pallbearers will be: Dustin Rife, Christopher Rife, Anthony Hunziker,
Levi March, Zeth Hudson, Clayton Hudson, Christopher Elbus, and Cory
Boots. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Jennifer Meyer, Caitlin Craig,
Regan Dice, Ashley Spiegelhoff, Caitlin Grant, Katie Lawrence, Amy
Peters, Olivia Wiemelt, Alyssa Hunziker, Alexis Cottrell, and Easton Allen.
Services: 1:00 pm Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home,
with Pastor Barb Hagerla officiating.
Burial: Steffenville Cemetery, Steffenville, MO.
Visitation: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Wednesday May 6, 2015 at Hansen-Spear
Memorials: Ava Jo Rife Education Fund
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.