Marcella Eileen Anders Rye, 88, of Ashland, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, November 28, 2017, in Community Hospice.
She was born March 14, 1929, in Ashland, the daughter of the late, Tom and Anna Riffe Anders. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Tark" Rye; and infant son, Gary Martin Rye.
Marcella was a local gospel singer, first charter member of Wildwood Baptist Church where she was a member of the choir for many years. "Marky" was the manager of Summit Giovanni's for 40 years and prior to that she and her husband owned R & L Water Service in Gillette, WY.
Marcella's hobbies were genealogy, traveling, quilting and volunteering her time to help others. Marcella was loved by all and will be dearly missed.
She is survived by her children, Gretchen (Fred) Layman of Fishers, IN, Leilani Burchett, Chuck (Kathy) Rye, Shawn Rye and stepson, Charlie (Concepcion) Rye all of Ashland; grandchildren, Tania (Bob) Young, Tiera (Linda Sparks) Gonzalez, Chuck Layman, Yolanda (fiancé, Tony Gibbs) Rye, Tywanah (Larry) Fitz, Kimberly (Nik) McCulloch, Shawn Rye and Kayla American Horse; 17 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, December 1, 2017, at Miller Funeral Home by Rev. Tom Leach and Rev. Wayne Kuhner. Burial will follow at Ashland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41001.
Condolences may be sent to mfhfuneralhome.com.
Published on November 29, 2017