Evelyn Henry Rice, 105, of Wetumpka, Ala., formerly of Campbellsville, died at 5:45 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, in Wetumpka.
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Daughter of the late Howard Lee Henry and Blanche Rattliff Henry, she was born on June 10, 1907, in Nicholas County, Ky.
She professed faith in Christ and was a member of First United Methodist Church.
She was a graduate of Winchester High School, Kentucky Wesleyan College and did graduate studies at University of Kentucky.
She was a retired school teacher, having taught in Harlan County, Ky., and at Campbellsville High School. While teaching at CHS, she taught English, Latin, social studies and almost any other subject that needed a teacher. She was senior class sponsor for 30 years, editor of the yearbook for 24 years and cheerleader sponsor for 10 years. She didn't like retirement so she worked as a customer service representative for Taylor County Bank for 10 years.
She was a member of Campbellsville Woman's Club, member and past regent of the David Allen Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a member of Campbellsville Coterie Club and treasurer for many years of Friends of the Library.
She married Dr. Howard Rice, DDM, on June 20, 1931. He preceded her in death on Feb. 5, 1996.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Howard Henry and Glenda Rice of Wetumpka; three grandchildren, Howard Christopher Rice and his wife, Ange, of Fitzpatrick, Ala., Evelyn Rice O'Leary and her husband, Joseph, of Birmingham, Ala., and Charles Jeffrey Rice and his wife, Cecile, of Montgomery, Ala.; six great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Taylor Rice, Charles Jacob Rice, Kendall Anne Rice, Phillip Matthew Howard Rice, Michael Christopher O'Leary and William Henry O'Leary; and several other relatives and many friends.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, William Howard Henry and Charles Rattliff Henry.
Funeral is at 11 a.m. tomorrow, Feb. 1, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville. The Rev. Ron Young, Barry Bertram and Anne Fraim will officiate.
Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery.
Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home - CAMPBELLSVILLE
418 Lebanon Ave.
Campbellsville, KY 42718
Published in Central Kentucky News-Journal on Jan. 31, 2013