Condolence From: Barry Smith, Springfield, Ohio
Condolence: I loved Rise. I will miss her dearly.
Condolence From: Linda Seaman Holder, Easley, South Carolina
Condolence: Rise and I have known each other since birth. she and I were probably put into the same crib when we were babies. She lived just down the road from us the first ten years of our lives while her dad farmed our farm after my dad died. Her mother was my mother's best friend. As my brother said at our mother's funeral, "We wouldn't have made it without them." She never ceased to be my friend, and when we were seniors at Miami Trace, we once again sat side by side in home room. she was smart and funny. she could play the piano, so I wanted to play, too. I never mastered it, but I have a painting above our fireplace that I bought solely because it reminds me of her sitting at my piano with her ponytail swinging. we talked regularly, and she always spoke of how good God had been to her. I will miss her.
Condolence From: Patty Moras, Bexley, Ohio
Condolence: Beauty Salon in the mid 70's. She was so nice to me and made going to work so much fun. Just to see my friend where we made each other laugh. We went to some bars together and once she commented "There is more action at Schoedinger's!!!! So funny. we would always have a cocktail before going out and I spilled mine like 3 times in a row in the same spot
. How we laughed. And she'd always say "Patty your perfume is choking me!!!! I will always think of her and smile really big like she smiled at me!!!
Condolence From: Beverly Brady, Aloha, Oregon
Condolence: Rise & I were first cousins, our mothers were sisters. I did not grow up in Ohio but family vacations were always spent in Ohio. One of my favorite places was visiting Rise on her parents farm. We shared so many happy times together in our younger years. Yes, her infectious smile, beautiful brown eyes & a laugh that could turn even the gloomest day into a fun filled day will always be a treasured memory for me. I will never forget on a visit when I visited with my husband & babies her talking me, a burnette into her dying my hair blond. My babies didn t reconize me. May the Lord comfort her family in this sad time.
Condolence From: Amy and Lexi Bashforth, Hilliard, OH
Condolence: Michele and Marana,
We are so sorry for your loss and are praying for you during this difficult time. We know you have many fond memories and hope they will bring you some comfort in the days ahead.
Love, Amy and Lexi