Elijah “Eli” Alexander Fife

March 28, 2014 ‒ December 13, 2016

Ostrander, Ohio

Elijah “Eli” Alexander Fife, age 2, of Ostrander, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday morning, December 13, 2016 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born on March 28, 2014 in Delaware to Matthew Jason Fife and Amanda Lea (Walker) Fife, he loved Mickey Mouse and playing with his cars, trucks and Army men. Eli and his little sister Ellie were inseparable. Always full of energy and running around, most often in his birthday suit, he enjoyed counting and looking at the stars. He also loved calling his mamaw on the phone and spending time with his aunt Annie.

Left to cherish his memory are his parents; sister, Ellie Leann Fife; maternal grandmother, Susan (Chandler) Walker of Ostrander; maternal grandfather, James Walker of Delaware; paternal grandmother, Sherri (Salvador) Flores of Fayetteville, NC; paternal grandfather, Roland Fife of Michigan; maternal great-grandparents, Ivan (Alice) Chandler of Richwood; paternal great-grandfather, Estel Fife of Niles; paternal great-grandmother, Ann (Ted) Cruz of Youngstown; aunts and uncles, Whitney (Justin) Wright of Ostrander, Cari Flores of Fayetteville, NC and David Flores of Fayetteville, NC and Abigail Fife of Michigan; cousins, Ryan Drum, Reihna Wright and Landon Kirk; many other close extended family.

Eli was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents Robert and Elizabeth Walker, paternal great-grandmother Sandra Fife and his paternal great-grandfather Donald Yannacey.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 18, 2016 from 2 – 5 pm at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware, where funeral services will be held on Monday, December 19, 2016 at 11:00 am. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Ostrander.

Contributions in Eli’s memory may be made to the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center to assist with expenses.

To share a fond memory of Eli or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our continued prayers.

  • Words can not express how deeply sorry I am for your loss. Prayers for God’s comfort in the days ahead.

  • Susan and family, I am so terribly sorry to learn of this tragedy. Sending love and prayers for healing for all.
    Love, Phyllis and George

  • To the family of Eli,
    There is no words to express the sorrow that is happening at this present time. Just remember the happier times with him and know that him is not in pain any more. He wasn’t alone in his time of crossing into heaven he had family to welcome there to calm his fears.

    Shannon Ozanich and Noah Collins
    Matts Cousins

  • Susan you and your family have not left my mind or my heart since this happened, I know how much your grandchildren mean to you. I’m praying for the Lord to carry you all in his arms thru the rough days ahead, love you Susan! ❤️❤️❤️

  • I just want you to know that there are people out here that have never met you that are heartbroken that you are going through such a horrible loss. You are in my prayers and thoughts.

  • My words can’t express what pain you must have in your hearts. May god be with you during this troubling time

  • Matt and Amanda I am so sorry. Words cannot express the emptiness that everyone is feeling. Prayers for all family and friends. God has received a beautiful angel. I love you .Aunt Gail.

  • Elijah you left us too soon but I know you are in the arms of the Angels looking over your little sister. There are no words that can express my sorrow for your loss Matt and Amanda only words of prayer for strength. Uncle Daniel will be present and carries our heartfelt condolences to you. All my love, Aunt Paula <3

  • Thoughts and prayers for you and your family during this difficult time. We are deeply sorry for your loss.

  • I know that little Eli is sitting on Jesus’ lap right now. I pray for comfort and healing for you all.

  • May God be with you at this time of sorrow. May he give you confort and easy your pain. Elli is in his hands now playing with the angels. Your are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you and all your family.

  • Susan,

    My words cannot express the sorrow I have been feeling for you and your family since hearing of the news. You and your family are in my and my families prayers. I am praying that God wraps his arms around you, Matthew, and Amanda and that you feel his presence through this time. He IS with you Susan, now and always.

  • Thinking of you and your family during this time… prayers for all of you… for strength and peace

  • There are no words to express my sadness for your heart breaking loss. Praying for God’s grace to comfort and carry you.

  • Another one needed in heaven. God’s Angels sometimes have to return home long before we ever want them to leave. Prayers to you and your family. May God’s grace comfort you always.

  • Words can not express our sorrow at the loss of such a precious child. May God provide the peace and comfort that only He can provide as the family and friends mourn the loss of this little boy.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May God bless and keep you in his arms during this difficult time.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May God bless and keep you in his arms and always.

  • Amanda and Matt and family i am so sorry for your loss! May God give u the strength you need! And know there is no answers to this tragedy! The lost of a child is the worse and i know that pain all to well! Gold on to your family to get thru this! May God Bless u❤

  • To The Fife Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss and wish to extend my condolences to the family. Death is an enemy to us all. Death was never a part of God’s original purpose for us and he has promised through his words in Revelations chapter 21 verses 3 and 4 to eliminated death, along with sickness and pain forever. Soon, the words spoken by God’s son Jesus regarding the resurrection in John chapter 5 verses 28 ad 29 which reads, “All those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out,” will allow us the opportunity to welcome back our loved ones who are sleeping in death to a paradise earth to live forever. Psalms 37 verse 29. What a happy time that will be. May these promises from the bible bring a measure of comfort to you now and a sure hope of seeing your loved one again soon.

  • Vickie,

    I continue to pray for you and your family and especially your sister. I can’t even imagine the pain you are each going through !!!!! I can only tell you how sorry I am and to give the each of you hugs from my heart !!! Eli was truly a gift from God and you will each meet again.

    Love to you and your family.