Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

October 28, 2013

Bud and Joan Rife


— Ovid “Bud” and Joan L. Rife, Kokomo, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Kokomo Zion United Methodist Church, 5051 E. 400 North.

Ovid and the former Joan Zook were married Oct. 23, 1953, in Kokomo Zion Evangelical United Brethren Church by the Rev. J.P. Slaugher. They met through friends.

Joan is retired from Eastern Elementary School, and Ovid is retired from General Motors.

They are the parents of Rick Rife, Kokomo; Brad Rife, Kokomo; and Lucinda and husband Kevin Moss, Greentown. Their grandchildren are Joe and Sarah Rife, Jonathan Rife, Jamin Rife, Mallory Butts and Grayson Butts. Their great-granddaughter is Magdalena Pearl Rife.