Margie Elsie Rike

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Margie Elsie Rike, 88, passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018, in her Katy, Texas residence. She was a native of Noble and had been a longtime resident of Sulphur before moving to Katy, Texas in 2013. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Sulphur for many years where she loved to participate in senior activities such as the Agin’ Cajuns Choir, senior game night, and visiting with special friends. Margie was a quiet, kind, and loving person, and will be missed by all who knew her. She was a graduate of Noble High School in Sabine Parish, and also of Northwestern State University where she was a member of the Purple Jacket Honor Society. She was a teacher at Sulphur High School from 1950-1953 and returned to work at Citgo in 1959, retiring in 1992, after 32 years of service. Survivors include her children, Emanuel Andrew “Andy” Rike, Jr. and wife, Elizabeth Ann, of Katy, Texas and Connie Dianne Rike Basinger and husband, Michael W., of Jefferson, Oregon; grandchildren, Christina Rike Snyder and husband, Brad, of Katy, Texas, and Brian Rike and wife, Katie, all of Richmond, Texas; and great-grandchildren, Kyleigh Snyder, Liam Rike, and Addison Rike. She was preceded in death by her husband, E.A. Rike, Sr; an infant daughter, Becky; and siblings, Dollie Moore Knippers and Sylvester Moore. Her funeral was held August 21 in First Baptist Church of Sulphur. Dr. David Holder officiated. Burial was held in Mimosa Pines Cemetery South in Carlyss under the direction of Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, church family, and friends who so graciously took care of their mother over the years. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the 21st Century Fund at First Baptist Church of Sulphur. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.

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