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Nellie Mae Rice

Nellie Mae Rice

HEATH: Nellie Mae Rice, 93, formerly of New Concord, passed away Wednesday morning, July 3, 2013, at the Chapel Grove Inn in Heath.

She was born December 27, 1919, in New Concord, a daughter of the late Charles A. and Elizabeth Jones Keck. She was a graduate of The Ohio State University and was a Home Economics teacher at New Concord High School and John Glenn High School, retiring in 1973. She was a former member of the New Concord United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Rice is survived by one daughter, Sheila (Malcolm) Kennedy, Granville; one son, Daniel (Rita) Rice, Upper Arlington; grandchildren, Darren (Michele) Kennedy, Granville, Gwen (Aaron) Beard, Goshen KY, Erica (Donivan) Lynn, Hilliard, and Christa Rice, Athens; great-granchildren, Mason Beard, Logan Beard, Truman Kennedy, and Brecken Kennedy; two nephews, Rolland (Joan) Wilson, Loveland and Charles (Carolyn) Keck, Lacey WA.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. "Pat" Rice, on March 26, 1993; one brother, Reiss Keck; and four sisters, Mary Wilson, Fereida Thorla, Sarah Hagerty, and Evalee Leeper.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM Monday, July 8, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Sunflower Drive, New Concord, with Reverend Karen Graham officiating.

Mock-Miller Funeral Home, New Concord, has been entrusted with the services.




Published in the Advocate on July 5, 2013
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