Jessica Lynn Rife, age 55 of Prospect, passed away on Friday, August 2, 2019 at the Ohio State University Medical Center. On December 3, 1963, she was born to Darla (Miller) and the late Randolph Hicks in Marion, and on August 7, 2004, she married her late husband Russell Rife.
Jessica had a bubbly personality, and she was the type of person who never met a stranger. She loved everyone, and she did her best to help everyone she could. She was a social butterfly, often enjoying gatherings at her home, family reunions, and parties with her friends. She always enjoyed trying new things and attending all sorts of social events, and she participated in the Relay for Life every year. She was also crafty, and she loved selling jewelry. She worked for 4 years as a programmer for Speedway.
She was a vibrant, spirited woman, and her presence will be dearly missed by her family, friends, and all who loved her.
She is survived by her mother Darla Hicks; her brother Rondel (Susan) Hicks; her nieces Marla Emily and Elli Elizabeth Hicks; her uncle Dana J. Hicks; and multiple loving cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband Russell and her father Randolph.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, August 9, 2019 from 4 pm to 8 pm at the Boyd-Born Funeral Home. Services will take place on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 10 am at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Marion Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Jessica’s memory to the Relay for Life or to the cancer research charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.boydbornfuneralhome.com.
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