Rice Cathi J. Rice, age 52, of Mentor, formerly of the Columbus area, died Sunday, April 14, 2013 at her mother's house surrounded by her family. She was born November 14, 1960 in Lacrosse, Wisconsin. Cathi worked in pharmaceutical sales for over 25 years. She was a graduate of The Ohio State University, where she was a former Secretary and President of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. She loved sports, travel, trying new restaurants and interior decorating. Cathi is survived by her mother, Anne Rice of Mentor; sisters, Robinn Steenburg of Aurora and Traci (Michael R.) Hissam of Mentor; nieces, Kyle and Lindsey Steenburg and Lauren Hissam; and her devoted dog, Weiser. All were blessed by her love, generosity, and sense of humor. Her integrity, sense of commitment, and kind heart embraced the essence of her spirit. She was loved and will be missed by all those who knew her: family, friends, and colleagues. She was preceded in death by her father Harold E. Rice. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Mentor Cemetery, 6881 Hopkins Rd., Mentor, Section: 23, Lot: 33. All friends are welcome to attend. Arrangements entrusted to BRUNNER SANDEN DEITRICK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTER, Mentor. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Apr. 21, 2013