Patricia Sue Rife

Memorial services for Patricia Sue Rife, 49, Kansas City, Mo., will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church in Kansas City, Mo., and at 10 a.m. Saturday in Monroe City.Mrs. Rife died Sunday, March 16, 2008.She was born Sept. 13, 1958, in Hannibal, the daughter of Eugene and Nana Utterback. Mrs. Rife worked at St. Gabriel’s Early Childhood Learning Center as a Montessori preschool teacher. She was promoted in 2004 to director of the center, which received an award as the outstanding preschool in North Kansas City in 2007.She married Kurt Rife on April 21, 1983, in Lawrence, Kan. He survives, of the home.Other survivors include a daughter, Shannon, of the home; a son, Wilson, of the home; her mother, Nana, Hunnewell; two brothers, Mike and Brian, both of Hunnewell; a sister, Vicky Roach, Hannibal; and her parents-in-law, Max and Wilma Rife, Lawrence, Kan.Mrs. Rife was preceded in death by her father, Eugene Utterback.The family suggests memorials to St. Gabriel’s Early Childhood Learning Center for Patti’s Playground, 4737 N. Cleveland, Kansas City, MO 64118.