Margaret M. Rice
1984 - 2020
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Margaret M. Rice

Born: May 9, 1984

Died: November 14, 2020

Margaret M. Rice, 36, of Waterman, Illinois, passed away suddenly on, November 14, 2020.

She was born in Downers Grove on May 9, 1984, the daughter of Shawn Eaton and Kathy Plese. She married Nathan Rice on October 21, 2006 at St. James Church in Lee, IL.

Margaret was a graduate of Indian Creek High School. She graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism. While in college she was a writer for the Western Star. After graduation she continued writing for the Daily Southtown and then for the Catholic Order of Foresters. She will be remembered as Deputy Rice of the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office. Margaret enjoyed reading, writing, and cooking. Her love for travel took her throughout the world, with her favorite destination being London.

Loving wife of Nathan Rice, Beloved mother of Elijah Rice. The dear sister of Nathaniel (Alicia), Anne (Chris) Eaton and Elizabeth (Eric) Boehm. Sister-in-law of Janelle (Nathan) Stein. Daughter of Shawn and Kathleen Eaton. Daughter-in-law of Craig and Pam Rice. Aunt to many. Granddaughter of Ceil Plese.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Leo Plese and paternal grandparents, Harry and Mary Eaton

A private family funeral mass will be held at St. James Catholic Church, with Father Bonaventure Okoro officiating. A private burial will follow at North Clinton Cemetery.

The family asks you to join them virtually at the following link www.facebook.com/stjamesinleeillinois/ for a 9:30 am visitation and a 10:30 am funeral mass on November 18, 2020.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Margaret Rice Memorial Fund, addressed to the Rice Family in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115.

For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.


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Published in The MidWeek News on Nov. 17, 2020.
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November 19, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about Margaret's death. I enjoyed working with her at Shabbona nursing and rehab when she was in high school. She was also very kind when I would see her at St. James in Lee. My deepest sympathy to the Rice and Eaton families.
Mary Bail
Acquaintance
November 18, 2020
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Margaret was a lovely, intelligent and brave young woman with a beautiful smile. She was in a grade between our two daughters at Indian Creek. It was always a delight to see her.
Dave and Jeanette Gommel
Friend
November 18, 2020
Margaret was an amazing and faithful mother. She and Nathan were exceptional parents in every way. Our prayers will continue for God's healing and strength for the family she dearly loved. May they all keep their faith in Christ Jesus until they meet again in Glory.
Ken and Jane Dawson
Friend
November 18, 2020
Dispatch strong prayers from DeKalb PD.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may the perpetual light shine upon her.

May she rest in peace.

May her soul, and the souls of all the faithfully departed, rest in peace. Amen.
Geoffrey Wells
Acquaintance
November 18, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with the Rice and Eaton families as they grieve this sudden loss. In recent years, I've enjoyed chatting with Margaret about books; she always had great suggestions. She will be missed by so many.
Brooke Dawson Janisin
Friend
November 18, 2020
Nate and Family, I’m sorry for your untimely loss. But I am also glad that you got to share amazing experiences together with Margaret and know that those memories will live on infinitely. Rest In Peace, Margaret.
Sincerely and with Love,
Joe and Jasmin
Joe Thornton
Friend
November 18, 2020
Margaret was such a kind, sweet person. I only have great memories of her growing up. Praying for the Rice and Eaton families and hoping they find comfort. Margaret will be missed by so many.
Leah Richardson
November 18, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Aaron & Sarah Rice & family
Sarah Rice
Family
November 18, 2020
I am sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you
Antwan Hampton
Coworker
November 18, 2020
Our thoughts a prayers are with you all. Great Aunt Nancy was there with Grandma Mary to greet her in heaven I'm sure.
Bridget & Trish Holub & Sughroue
Family
November 18, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with her family. Such a beautiful young lady. Always with a beautiful smile to brighten my day. Rest well.
Mo Barker
Acquaintance
November 17, 2020
I am so sorry for the sudden loss. May God be with you and your family is this difficult time.
Carol Pfeifer
Acquaintance
November 17, 2020
Dear Eaton and Rice Family, Very sorry for your loss. I got to meet Margaret a few times when she was much younger when Shawn brought her in office. I feel lucky to have met such a nice person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Barowsky Family
Friend
November 17, 2020
I only knew Margaret through my conversations with Nathan, but I know she was his star. Nathan's kindness aspoke volumes to me about his family and his love for her was boundless. My heart breaks for the family and I hope in time you will heal.
Maury Garrett
Friend
November 17, 2020
Margaret was truly a wonderful and caring person. We will forever remember her smile and kind demeanor. Our thoughts, prayers and support are with your entire family. May God comfort you during this sudden time of loss. With Sympathy, Steven and Cheryl Simpson
Steven Simpson
Teacher
November 17, 2020
If there is anything I can do to help, my door and heart are always open.
Robert Mylin
Friend
November 17, 2020
May God comfort all of during this time. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord and let the perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and all the souls of the faithfully departed, by the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Carol Vandre
Acquaintance
November 17, 2020
Dear Rice and Eaton families,
My heart breaks for you all. Margaret was such a joy to work with when we were young teens, as we made beds and listened to tales from patients in the nursing home. Like her siblings, her intelligence and kindness was always apparent. Thinking of you all.
Elizabeth Bail Berfield
Acquaintance
November 17, 2020
Kathy and Shawn, our prayers go out for your family ... hold onto one another.
Elaine Davis
November 16, 2020
We are sorry for your family’s loss. You are in our prayers.
Johnna & Dan Jennings
Friend
November 16, 2020
Nathan , Elijah and all of Margaret’s family. I am so sorry for your loss. Margaret was always kind and I will miss our talks waiting forever the bus, at school activities and around town. Our thoughts are with you all.
Sarah Davis
November 16, 2020
May you find comfort from your faith, family and friends when you feel you just can’t take it anymore. Love, Susie and Steve Welch
November 16, 2020
Shawn and Kathy, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Keep memories close. Wish we could be there with you.
Love Bridget and Rick.
Bridget Thommen
Family
November 16, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you all are in my prayers.
Karen Cribben
Acquaintance
November 16, 2020
Sending prayers for my Zipper Sister's family. May her memory be eternal.
Carolyn Boeker
Acquaintance
November 16, 2020
We are praying for your family. So sorry for your loss. We're so glad we got to know her. Diane and Phil Giunta
Diane Giunta
November 16, 2020
Our heart and prayers go out to Nate and Eli and all of Margaret's family. Our memories of her will be cherished.
Andrew and Emma Tri
Friend
November 16, 2020
Our hearts are breaking for the Rice and Eaton families. Margaret always had a smile on her face. Great memories of her in her high school years. Our prayers go out to the families. May God give you strength. Tom and Gail Loes
Gail Loes
Acquaintance
November 16, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow from Co-Workers of Nate, Margaret's brother, at PNC Bank.
Don Shaver
Coworker
November 16, 2020
We're so sad to hear about Margaret's unexpected passing. We were honored to know her as a member of Zipper Sisters. May God bless and comfort her family during this huge loss!
Lena
Acquaintance
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