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RICE, Owen J. age 87 of Beavercreek, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012. Owen was born to the late Bradford and Anna Rice on September 20, 1924 in Dayton. He married his wife Mary J. Rice on July 27, 1944 in Richmond, IN. Owen served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was honored with a Purple Heart. He retired from NCR on July 1, 1987 after 42 years of service as a supervisor in final inspection. He was a member of the Dayton Lodge #147 F&AM. Owen is survived by his wife, Mary J. Rice; daughters, Jill Rice of Harrison, OH and Pennie Jo (Larry) Cooke of Charlotte, NC; and grandchildren, Jason O. (Sarah Smythe) Cooke and Ryan S. Cooke. He was preceded in death by his parents and 12 siblings. Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME - BEAVERCREEK CHAPEL, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd. at Grange Hall. Pastor Steve Kimpel officiating. Friends may call from 1:00 PM until the time of service Tuesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to his family at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.
Published in Dayton Daily News on July 29, 2012