Marjorie L. Rice
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Marjorie L. Rice

Marjorie L. Rice nee Vance, age 80, passed away suddenly, Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center.

Survived by her loving husband, Jack Rice; daughters, Karen (Gregg) Block, Julie Rice Zurek (David Zurek) and Linda (Jeff) West; grandchildren, Josh Ragusa, Lindsey (Kalani) Snyder, Jeff (Thea) Block, Ryan (Liz) Zurek and Kevin (Kim) Zurek; five great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her parents, George and Viola (Sprague) Vance.

Born in Joliet, a lifelong resident. Graduated from the Moody Bible Institute. Attended Larkin Baptist Church. Marjorie was known for her interest in genealogy, she wrote several books and spoke at various conventions on the subject. Her business was Faces from the Past, reuniting photos with families. She volunteered at numerous organizations including Crisis Line and Joliet Area Community Hospice.

Funeral Services will be held, Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home, with Rev. Kevin Comfort officiating. Private Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park. Visitation Monday 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday morning from 10:00 a.m. until time of services.

In lieu of flowers memorials in Marjorie's name to the donor's choice would be appreciated.


Published by The Herald-News from Apr. 14 to Apr. 16, 2017.
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From yet another genealogy nut- you can be so proud of Marge's outreach across the whole nation.
Jim Macey
Acquaintance
July 22, 2017
Thank you for all the work on old photos. And for keeping the legacy going by donating all of your work.
Gail Hannah
July 22, 2017
I am sorry to hear of Marge's passing. I am one of the people to whom she sent a photo of a relative. Thanks to her I now have a picture of my great grandmother that I would never have had if it weren't for Marge. She bought it at an antique fair in 2008 and held onto it until a few months ago when I connected with her. She told me she didn't want it to end up on the walls at Cracker Barrel. That will always make me smile when I think of her.
Barbara Patterson
Acquaintance
July 5, 2017
Marjorie is much beloved in the genealogical community for all her kindnesses, not least of which is returning a remarkable 2,284 family photos to 1,562 people. Such generosity of spirit! And what a remarkable legacy she's left. I am grateful for having known her. My heartfelt condolences go to her entire family.
Megan Smolenyak
Friend
May 15, 2017
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Sorry for your loss.
Linda Osmus=Rudd
April 22, 2017
Hello Jack,

You have the deepewt ysmpathy of my wife and me. I have never anyone who found it anything but hard to lose a spouse.

As you know, Marge served for some years on the board of the Fox Vallry Genealpgicsal Soviety. During my years on that board, Marge made a paricularly important contribution toward increasinfg memership by meeting visitors to general meetings and immediately introducing them to meet other members who might have similar research interests.

She was good at making people feel welcpme.
Gene Atkin
April 17, 2017
Julie,
We are very sorry about the loss of your dear Mother. Please know you all are in our love and prayers.
Bonnie& Dennis Siebert
April 17, 2017
Judy and Ron Mattson
April 14, 2017
My sincere condolences to the Rice Family. Marge was a genealogy friend, a very kind, gracious, and wonderful person. She will be missed.
Judy Milde
April 14, 2017
My sincere condolences to the entire family and very sorry for your loss. Rest In Peace Marge
John Ragusa
April 14, 2017
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