Carie Rife passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. She was born July 27, 1956 in Allegan, Michigan, the daughter of Lloyd “Bud”and Ruth (McCafferty) Chapman. Carie graduated in 1974 from Otsego High School. She was employed as a bus driver for the Otsego School System for many years and was known for all the time and energy she put into working for the ACRDC Head Start Program. She was a skilled roller skater , taught roller skating and participated in competitive roller skating events. She enjoyed creating beautiful things while knitting, crocheting, flower arranging, and other craft projects. Carie liked her animals and loved her family, especially her grandchildren and shared her many talents with them.
She is survived by her husband, Jerrold Rife; children, Lloyd Chapman (Jennifer) of Otsego, Jason Chapman (Allie) of Otsego and Ruth Marie Chapman (Jon Prolo) of Plainwell, grandchildren, Rori, Hannah, Asher, Abigail, Finn, Skylar, Abby, Libby and Alana her mother Ruth Chapman of Otsego , brother Allen Chapman of Otsego, step children Char and Robbie, brother-in-law Dell LaFountain and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and by her sister Alane LaFountain.
Friends may visit with Carie’s family from 1:00 pm until the time of the memorial celebration at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, February 16, 2020, at Winkel Funeral Home in Otsego with Celebrant Bill Rose officiating.
Contributions in memory of Carie may be made to the Allegan County Animal Shelter, 2293 33rd Street, Allegan, Michigan 49010 . Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.