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Vera L. Rice

April 28, 1922 ~ January 19, 2012 (age 89)
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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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