Vera L. Rice

Born: Fri., Apr. 28, 1922
Died: Thu., Jan. 19, 2012


9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Sat., Jan. 21, 2012
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sat., Jan. 21, 2012
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

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   Mrs. Vera Lorene Rice, 89, of Quincy, died at 1:00 p.m.  Thursday (January 19, 2012) at the Good Samaritan Home.

   Born April 28, 1922 in Perry, Illinois, Vera was the daughter of John L. and Audrey R. Shoemaker Stephens.  She married James C. Rice on June 7, 1941 in Palmyra, Missouri. He preceded her in death on November 7, 2006.

   A devoted wife and mother, Vera dedicated her life to raising her family.

   Mrs. Rice was employed for thirteen years in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ted House of Payson. She then was employed for twenty two years at Tri-State Nutrition Center until her retirement.
   Survivors include a daughter, Norma R. Dimmitt of Loveland, CO; a son, Larry D. Rice of          Quincy; eleven grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; three sisters, Virginia Eager of Quincy, Ruth N. Stephens of Quincy and Alberta Corniels of Montgomery, IL; a brother, Dr. Roger Stephens (Betty) of Mendon, IL; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Vera was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons, James D. Rice and Carl D. Rice; and four brothers, Vernon Stephens, Norman Stephens, Charles W. Stephens and Howard Stephens.

   Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by Pastor Scott Hanks and Pastor Alijah McCormick. Burial will be in Southside Cemetery in Clayton.

   Visitation will be Saturday morning from 9:00 until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or  the charity of the donor's choice.

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Virgil Kenneth Gooding
   Posted Fri January 20, 2012
I have many wonder memories of Jim and Vera when we went to meeting in their home when I was a young man still living at home. She will be missed, but she now has a reward laid up in Heaven for her to enjoy through out an endless eternity. Our hearts go out to all at this time.
Kenneth and Ruth Gooding.

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