Margaret A. RICE

News Death Notice

RICE, Margaret A. 77, of Springfield, passed away Friday morning, June 27, 2014 in Springfield Regional Medical Center. She was born in Springfield on July 26, 1936, the daughter of the late Oscar and Francina (Speakman) Campbell. Margaret was an avid bowler, loved crocheting, having crocheted a blanket for each baby born to the family, and was a devoted Cincinnati Reds fan. During her residence at Eaglewood Villa, Margaret loved playing Bingo and working puzzles, as well as serving as a patient advocate for the residents. The family would like to thank her friend and puzzle buddy, Judy Jones for her friendship at Eaglewood, Dr. Pius Kurian for his devoted care, and Community Mercy Hospice for their care. She is survived by five children, Denise (Alan) Crenshaw, Melanie (Harold) Hakes, Michael (Linda) Rice, Mark (Tanya) Rice, and Debbie (Robert) Hibbard all of Springfield; 15 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; a sister, Esther (David) Smith of Springfield; a brother, William "Bud" (Vernie) Campbell of Enon; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 56 years, Elwood Rice in 2009; and two brothers, Jack and Robert Campbell. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Tuesday in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME. Margaret's funeral service will immediately follow at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Daniel M. Powell officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Mercy Hospice, 444 W. Harding Rd., Springfield, OH 45504. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. You may express condolences to the family at


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Published in Springfield News-Sun from June 29 to June 30, 2014