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Obituaries 2-18-10 Faulkner, Rife
By Observer News
Feb 18, 2010 - 8:39:14 PM

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Betty A. Faulkner
Betty A. Faulkner, 84 of Sun City Center, passed away at her home, February 11, 2010.  
Born in Arma, Kansas, Betty along with her beloved husband moved to Tampa from Mt. Vernon, Mo. in 1966.  Betty worked at many jobs in her life, but most enjoyed teaching kindergarten and elementary school children. Betty was a member of the Eastern Star primarily in Missouri. She also gave countless volunteer hours to Meals on Wheels, Red Cross and Memorial Hospital in Tampa, Fl.  
Betty was preceded in death by her beloved husband Jim, just 11 months earlier.  After 64 years of marriage they were considered inseparable. Betty and Jim traveled extensively and enjoyed many activities including the Gadabout Club of Sun City Center.  Betty is survived by her daughter Jamie Faulkner-Suarez and son-in-law Bob Suarez.  There are also surviving great-nephews, great-nieces and their families in Kansas and Missouri.
The family would like to sincerely thank the staff of Sun Towers for their care and compassion in difficult times.  Also, thank you to Hospice, Silver team.  There will be no memorial services.  A private burial was held Tuesday, February 16, 2010 in Clearwater, Florida.  The family has requested no flowers; donations may be made to the Sun City Emergency Squad or The United Community Church of Sun City. Services were under the direction of Stower’s Funeral Home.

Dana Lynn Rife
Dana Lynn Rife left this world unexpectedly and prematurely on February 6, 2010 peacefully in her sleep. Dana was a lover of life and living for the moment. She shunned material objects and instead placed value on relationships with her family, many friends and beloved pets.
Dana was born in Chicago, Illinois on Dec. 21, 1959 to Elaine and Ernest McReynolds. She spent her formative years in Evansville, IN. and her later life in sunny Florida. She is preceded in death by her parents and is survived by two siblings, Darlene Shotwell (married to John Shotwell and mother of Robbie, David, Cory and Amber Fisher of Evansville, IN. ) and Daryl McReynolds (previously married to Becky Dill and father of Carl and Kyle McReynolds, also of Evansville, IN.). She has one daughter Michelle Lynn White (formally Cody), of Portland Oregon. Michelle and her husband Randy recently brought Dana a grandchild, Charlotte Ainsley White, born Nov. 13, 2009. Dana visited Charlotte in December and adored her.
Dana also leaves her partner and husband of the last 13 years, Steven Rife of Tampa, Fl and a plethora of loving friends and coworkers from B & M Precision in Ruskin, FL. where she was employed in quality control.
Though Dana has left this earthly plane of existence her spirit lives on in the hearts and memories of all who had the pleasure to know her. In memory of Dana we ask that all who loved her please go online to to read more about her life and sign the guestbook. We will cherish any notes of remembrance about Dana and would love to hear about the fun times you had together so that we as the family may reminisce and baby Charlotte will know her grandmother for the wonderful, giving, loving, and very special person she was and continues to be in spirit.
A celebration of Dana’s life was held in Ruskin, FL. at the Moose Lodge (of which she was a member) and will be held in Evansville, Indiana on Saturday February 13 at Turonis Pizza Parlor on Main St. at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers please bring pictures and memories of Dana to share. You may reach Michelle at

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