Mary Elizabeth Rice

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Mary Rice, 85, of Rector, passed from this life on May 27, 2015, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. She was born on September 8, 1929, in Oran, Mo. Mary enjoyed spending time gardening and canning and being with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold Wagner and Floyd and Dorothy (Stanley) Bradshaw.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Harold Rice; a son, Tony Rice of Rector; a daughter, Regina Walls of Corning; grandchildren, Laurie Varner of Kennett and Jinafer Walls of Rector and a sister, Wilma Scott of Rector.

Visitation will be held beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, at the Irby Funeral Home in Rector. Funeral services will follow at 11.

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