Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


        WOOSTER ”On May 18th Jean Victoria Fife, 95, died peacefully at LifeCare Hospice in Wooster with her daughters by her side.
        Jean was born March 19, 1921 in Willard, Ohio to William Wesley McDowell and Gertrude Mary (Myers) McDowell.   She married Myrl K. Fife on December 30, 1943 in San Diego, California, where Myrl was serving in the navy.   Following World War II, they raised their four children on a farm near Greenwich, Ohio, where Jean lived until her move to Wooster in 2005.   Jean was a devoted wife and mother, and enjoyed the blessing of an extensive extended family, and many friends. She was a member of the Wooster United Methodist Church.
        Jean was a life-long lover of sports.   She played on the undefeated women’s championship basketball team for Willard High School in 1939, and bowled regularly for decades.   She was an avid fan of Ohio sports teams, especially the Buckeyes, Browns, Cavs, and Indians.
        She was preceded in death by her husband Myrl, and sons James and Thomas. She was also preceded in death by her brother Robert McDowell, and her sister Gertrude Patricia Bevier.   She is survived by her two daughters, Marjorie (David) Wilcox of Wooster, Kathleen Allen of Pinedale, Wyoming.   She enjoyed ten grandchildren ”Lori (Fife) Meek, Teri (Fife) Deuble, Karen (Fife) Kissell Parker, Mike Fife, Christopher Fife, Jennifer Wilcox, Rebecca Wilcox, Elizabeth (Wilcox) Clay, R. Wesley Allen, and Mari (Allen) Headrick.   She took pride in her eleven great-grandchildren ”Hayden Meek, Carter Meek, Vaughn Deuble, Gabrial Deuble, Kristopher Kissel, Tyler Kissel, Alexandra Fife, Chelsea Fife, Victoria Fife, Nevia Fife, Oscar Fife, Jaden Allen, and Jase Allen.   She was loved and respected by a host of nieces and nephews.
        On Saturday, August 27th there will be a memorial service celebrating her life at Wooster United Methodist Church, 243 N. Market St., Wooster at 2 p.m. The Rev. Dr. David Wilcox, her son-in-law, will officiate. Family will greet friends following the service in Wesley Hall at the church.   Memorial gifts may be directed to Wooster United Methodist Church or LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691.
       McIntire Bradham Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St. Wooster is assisting the family with arrangements.
        Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions
LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691

Memorial service Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the Wooster United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m.

Family will greet friends following the service


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