Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Rice


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, March 21, 2005
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LARRY  W.  RICE
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          Larry W. Rice,  58, of Boggstown, died Friday, March 18, 2005, at his home.  Born Nov. 15, 1946, in Shelbyville, he was the son of  Raymond and  Lillian (Jenkins) Rice.  He married  Kathleen Coolman  on Nov. 23, 1989, and she survives.
          Other survivors include one son,  Andrew (Melanie) Rice  of Tucson, Ariz.; two daughters,  Monica (Doug) Lutes  of Shelbyville and  Gina Rice  of Baltimore, Md.; one stepson,  Brook Mount  of Fairland; one stepdaughter,  Linda (David) Craven  of Excelsior Springs, Mo.; three granddaughters,  Emma Lutes,  Cassandra Lutes  and  Margaret Lutes,  all of Shelbyville; five stepgrandchildren,  Maria Beasley,  Kyle Craven  and  Curtis Craven,  all of Excelsior Springs,  Cory Mount  of Louisville, Ky., and  Benjamin Mount  of Winchester; and one stepgreat-grandchild,  Emily Beasley  of Excelsior Springs.
          He was precede in death by his parents and two brothers.  Mr. Rice was a lifelong Boggstown resident.  He was a machine operator for Navistar, in Indianapolis, for 37 years, retiring in 2002.  Mr. Rice graduated in 1965 from Triton Central High School.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran.
          Mr. Rice was a member of Brookfield Baptist Church, in Brookfield; Sugar Creek Masonic Lodge, where he was a master mason; Murat Shrine; Scottish Rite; York Rite; and Eastern Star Fairland chapter.
          Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., with Masonic and Eastern Star services at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road.  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Boggstown Cemetery, in Boggstown.  Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association or Sugar Creek Masonic Lodge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
July 15, 2003
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Edna L. Rice, 80, Greenwood, died Sunday, July 13, 2003.
Born Oct. 17, 1922, Indianapolis, d/o  Eugene and Emma Mundy.
Survivors include one son, David Rice  of West Palm Beach, Fla.; one daughter-in-law, Jane Rice  of Shelbyville; one sister, Barbara Burdine  of Indianapolis; and one grandchild.
Preceded in death by one son, William Rice; and five brothers, James Mundy,  George Mundy,  Eugene Mundy,  Donald Mundy  and  Howard Mundy.
Homemaker.
Member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Indianapolis.
Singleton and Herr Mortuary, 7520 S. Madison Ave. in Indianapolis.
Burial:  Concorida Cemetery, Indianapolis.
Contributions:  Indiana Women in Need Foundation, Post Office Box 361088, Indianapolis, IN 46236.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming  for  Ron Rice,  Michael Kirley  and  Conny Green.


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, June 2, 2003
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William E. Rice, 51, of Shelbyville, died Friday, May 30, 2003.
Born March 4, 1952, in Marion County, s/o  Nie and Edna (Mundy) Rice.
Married  Jane Funkuouser  in 1972, and she survives.
Other survivors include his mother of Indianapolis; one son, Christian L. Rice  of Plainfield; and one brother, David Rice  of West Palm Beach, Fla.
Preceded in death by his father.
Master electrician and field service manager at Horner Electric in Indianapolis, for 15 years.
Graduated in 1970 from Southport High School.
Active in Hepatitis C Foundation and had recently attended a national symposium in Washington, D.C.
Singleton & Herr Mortuary, 7520 Madison Ave. in Indianapolis, Karl Hinkle and Bill Skinner officiating.
Contributions:  Hepatitis C Foundation, in care of Singleton Herr Mortuary, Post Office Box 33045, Indianapolis, IN 46203.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming  for  Ron Rice,  Michael Kirley  and  Conny Green


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, December 20, 2002
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G. Lorene Rice, 86, Franklin, former Shelbyville resident, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002.
Born Feb. 17, 1916, in Franklin, she was d/o  Clarence Earl and Della (Shadley) Rice.
Survivors include one nephew, Larry Rice  of Boggstown; two great-nieces, Monica Lutes  of Shelbyville and  Gina Rice  of Baltimore, Md.; and one great-nephew, Andrew Rice  of Tucson, Ariz.
Preceded in death by one brother, Raymond Rice, and two nephews.
Secretary at Knauf Fiber Glass GmbH for 40 years.
Graduated in 1933 from Shelbyville High School.
Member of Mount Gilead Baptist Church in Smithland, Order of Eastern Star Namaah No. 73 and former member of Business and Professional Women’s Club.
Services:  Wright Memorial Chapel at Franklin Methodist Community, 1070 W. Jefferson St. in Franklin.
Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Vandivier-Tudor Funeral Home in Franklin is handling the arrangements.
Contributions may be made to Vista Care, 8325 S. Emerson Ave., Suite B1, Indianapolis, IN 46237.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming  for  Ron Rice,  Michael Kirley  and  Conny Green


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, July 31, 2002
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Andrew Coolidge Rice, 68, of Nineveh, died Monday, July 29, 2002.
Born Aug. 1, 1933, in Goodlettsville, Tenn., s/o  William and Mary (Steel) Rice.
Married Marjorie Gilbert on June 8, 1963, and she survives.
Other survivors include two sons, LeRoy Dale Rice  of Nineveh and  Larry Ray Rice of Indianapolis; one daughter, Rose Ann Williams  of Greenwood; two brothers, Walter Rice  of Adams, Tenn., and  Harvey Rice  of Manchester, Tenn.; three sisters, Evelyn Heard  of Rickman, Tenn., Louise Ruddick  of Franklin and  Gladys Smith  of Edinburgh; six grandchildren, Joyce Marie Rice,  Ashley Ann Williams  and  Jeffery Andrew Williams, all of Nineveh, Kayla Rice, Brock Rice  and  Kelsie Rice, all of Indianapolis.
Preceded in death by one brother, Bill Rice.
Attended school in Tennessee.
Employed at Arvin’s Industries for 30 years, retiring in 1989.
Member of Nineveh Township Volunteer Fire Department for over 25 years, Mount Carmel Christian Church and Antique Machinery Association.
Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 N. Morton St. in Franklin.
Burial:  Mount Carmel Cemetery in Johnson County.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming  for  Ron Rice,  Michael Kirley  and  Conny Green


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, August 21, 1999
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Joseph Jefferson Rice, 85, Manilla, died Friday in Shelbyville.
Born Jan. 1, 1914, in Shelby County, s/o  Ennis E. and Jessie (Salinas Smith) Rice.
Married  Helen L. (Gahimer) Rice  on Jan. 1, 1938, and she survives.
Farmer in Shelby County and Rush County before retiring.
Served as trustee of Brandywine Township and as treasurer of the Northwestern schools board.
Lived in Brandywine Township from 1942 to 1970, when he moved to Rush County.
Graduate of Manilla High School and a member of the Colt and Dairy 4-H Club of Union Township in his youth.
Former member of the Brandywine United Methodist Church, where he had served as a Sunday school superintendent and church treasurer. He was also an assistant 4-H leader with the Brandywine Boys 4-H Club.
Past president of the Brandywine Township Farm Bureau and a member of the Shelby County REMC Board.
President of the Rush County Consolidated Schools Board for two years and a past member of the Manilla Lions Club.
Member of Zion United Church of Christ, a member of the church adult Bible class and was past president of the church council.
Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Byron (Jane) Wells, Fairland, and  Mrs. Charles (Nancy) Muench, Elkhart; a sister, Julia M. Hargraves, Seal Beach, Calif.; three granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren.
Services:  Zion United Church of Christ with the Rev. Louis Speller officiating.
Burial:  Zion Cemetery.
Carmony-Ewing Broadway Funeral Home and from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday at the church.
Contributions:  Alzheimer’s Association or the Zion United Church of Christ.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming  for  Ron Rice,  Michael Kirley  and  Conny Green


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, October 20, 1975
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MRS.  LEONA  RICE
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          Mrs. Leona Rice,  81,515Eastern Ave., died Sunday morning at Major Hospital, where she had been admitted Saturday.  She hadbeen ill one week.  A retired school teacher, Mrs. Rice was a lifelong resident of Shelby County.  She was a member and former Sunday School teacher of the First Presbyterian Church and was active in the Afternoon Circle of the Women's Association of the church, the former Sheldon Bible Class and the Emma Reimann Class.  She also was a member of the Thompson Community Club and Addison Township Extension Homemakers Club.
          Mrs. Rice was born in Shelbyville on June 17, 1894, the daughter of  Andrew and  Rachael (Shadley) Bowlby.  On Jan. 20, 1917, she was married to  Herman Rice,  who died March 13, 1968.
          Surviving are three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Two sons,  Hugh Rice  and  Bowlby Rice,  preceded in death.
          Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Carmony Funeral Home, with Dr. James A. Schumacher officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 7:30 o'clock tonight.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, July 12, 1975
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MRS.  RICE
DIES  AT  90
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          Mrs. Jessie S. Rice,  90, r.R.6, Shelbyville, died today at 9:00 a.m. at Major Hospital, where she had been a patient one week.
          A resident of Shelby County most of her life, Mrs. Rice wasa member of the Rays Crossing Christian Union Ladies Aid Society and the former Manilla United Methodist Church.
          Mrs. Rice was born in Salina, Kan., June 25, 1883, the daughter of  James and  Eva Mae (Jarrell) Smith.  On March 22, 1911, she was married to  Ennis Rice,  who died Jan. 20, 1957.
          Surviving area son and daughter,  Joseph J. Rice,  R.R.1, Manilla, and  Mrs. Leland D. (Julia May) Hargraves,  Huntington Beach, Calif.; two half-brothers,  Elbert Holbrook,  R.R.1, Waldron, and  Carey D. Holbrook,  R.R.6, Shelbyville, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
          Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Carmony Funeral Home, with the Rev. Wayne Bozell officiating.  Burial will be in Bennett Cemetery.  Friends may call after 3:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, January 16, 1975
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Earl  Rice
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          Earl Rice,  83, R.R. 5, Shelbyville, died at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday at Major Hospital, where he had been a patient since Jan. 6.  He had been in failing health two and one-half years.
          A retired farmer, Mr. Rice had been a resident of Hendricks Township 44 years and served as township trustee from 1947-1951.  He was a charter member of Shelby County Farm Bureau and a member of Mount Gilead Baptist Church and Shelby Lodge No. 28, F.& A.M.
          Mr. Rice was born in Mairon Township Feb. 26, 1891, the son of  Grant and  Mahala (Alexander) Rice.  On Sept. 14, 1913, he married  Della Shadley,  who died Sept. 18, 1949.
          Surviving are a daughter,  Miss Lorene Rice,  at home, one grandson; and three great-grandchildren.  A son,  Raymond Rice,  and a brother and sister preceded in death.
          Services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Ewing Mortuary, with the Rev. William Mochermand officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 4:00 p.m. Friday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, January 10, 1966
Page 12   column 3
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CRASH  VICTIMS'
RITES  TODAY
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Double Services Held
For Mr. Rice and Son
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          Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. today at the Ewing Mortuary for  Raymond Grant Rice  and his son  Earl William Rice,  both of R.R.1 Boggstown, who were killed instantly in a car-train crash Saturday on the Brandywine Road at the New York Central tracks.
          Raymond Rice, 51, was born in Shelby County Feb. 12, 1914, the son of  Earl and  Della (Shadley) Rice.  He married  LillianJenkins  on Jan. 26, 1938.  She survives with the father and a son,  Larry Rice,  who is in naval training at Great Lakes Ill., and a sister,  Miss Lorene Rice,  R.R.5.  His mother and one child preceded in death.
          Mr. Rice, a lifelong resident of this county, was a farmer and worked in the maintenance department of the Indiana Women's Prison.  He was a member of the Brookfield Baptist Church and a member and past master of the Sugar Creek F.& A.M. No. 279.  Masonic rites were held at the Ewing Mortuary last night.
          Earl William Rice, 20, was born Aug. 17, 1945, in Indianapolis.
          He is survived by his mother, brother, and his grandfather, Earl Rice of R.R.5, Shelbyville.
          Earl Williams was a 1964 graduate of Triton High School and was employed by Cummins Engine Co. in Columbus.  He resided in Shelby County most of his life and was a member of the Brookfield Baptist Church and the DeMolay of Acton.
          Rev. Donald Knoy officiated at the double services and burial was in the Miller Cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
January 8, 1966
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CRASHES  HERE
TAKE  THREE  LIVES
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County Traffic
Toll 4 in Week
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          A car-train crash near Fairland late this morning which claimed the lives of a father and son, and a one-car crash shortly after midnight in Jackson Township in which a county man will killed brought Shelby County's traffic death toll to four already for 1966.
          The victims of the 10:10 a.m. crash on the Brandywine Road at the New York Central tracks were identified as  Raymond Rice,  51, R.R. 1, Boggstown, and his son,  Earl Rice,  20, also of R.R. 1, Boggstown.
  Both were killed instantly when their 1965 model car apparently stalled on the tracks and was truck by the speeding James Whitcomb Riley passenger train.
          The Rice auto was knocked 125 feet by the impact of the crash and went across Brandywine River, landing on the opposite side of the river, sheriff officers said.  Jim Glaub  of Manilla, who was in a car behind Rice, said he saw the car flying through the air but did not see the actual crash.
          Raymond Rice still was in the car when it landed bu Earl Rice apparently was thrown from the car at the point of impact and his body fell into the river.  Sheriff Edghill Moore  said he pulled the body from about eight feet of water with a pole and large hook.  The elder Rice died of apparent head injuries and authorities said Earl Rice was decapitated.
          Sheriff Moore said he had talked with Rice less than an hour before the crash occurred.  After leaving the courthouse, Rice and his son visted with friends for a few minutes on the Walser Road and apparently were en route home when the crash occurred.  The crash scene was about one mile east of Fairland and only a short distance from the Rice home.
          The Rice auto was considered a total loss and train engineer  John Eversol  said damaged to the train engine would be about $3,000.  The engineer said the Chicago bound train was traveling about 76 miles an hour when it struck the car.  None of the train passengers were injured but three cars were disabled, train officials said.
          Officers said there were indications that Rice attempted to drive the car off the tracks after it stalled.  Authorities said the road made a slight bend but the track was in clear view from the road.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
October 30, 1962
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MRS.  RICE  DIES  AT  HOME
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Rites Wednesday For
Local Woman, 81
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Mrs. Francis C. (Bessie May) Rice, 81, died at her home, 25 E. South St., October 30, 1962, 1:45 a.m.
Ill several years.
Born in Jackson Township on February 28, 1881, a daughter of  Jasper and Mary Hughes.
Married Francis C. Rice February 24, 1904, and he survives.  
Also surviving:  one daughter,  Mrs. Gordon (Lourene) Hasecuster  of Shelbyville, and two grandchildren.  
One son,  Waldo, died July 31, 1948.
Member of the First Christian Church.
Sleeth Funeral Home, Rev James H. Horner will will officiate.  
Burial:  Forest Hill cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, February 1, 1962
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EX-LOCAL
MAN  DIES
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Rites Saturday For
Hugh Lee Rice, 42
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          Hugh Lee Rice,  42, Indianapolis, a resident of this city 14 years ago, died Wednesday at 9 p.m. at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.  He had been ill for a month and death was attributed to uremia.
          Mr. Rice was born in Shelby County on March 9, 1919, a son of  Mr. and Mrs. Herman L. Rice.  He married  Mary Hiahl  who survives with two children,  James M. and  Judy R. Rice,  both at home.  Also surviving are his parents of 515 Eastern Ave., Shelbyville, and a brother  Geroge[sic] B. Rice  of Indianapolis.
          He was employed by International Harvester at Indianapolis and was a member of the Masonic Lodge of this city.
          Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Little and Sons Funeral Home in Beech Grove.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery here.  Rev. Frank O. Carlson will officiate.  Friends may call at the funera home after 7 tonight.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
October 4, 1952
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RICE  RITES
ARE  ARRANGED
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County May, 53, Succumbs of
Self-Inflicted Gun Wounds
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          Funeral services have been arranged for  Veril Artus Rice,  53, Hanover township farmer, who died at the W. S. Major Hospital at 4:45 o'clock this morning.
          DEATH  WAS  CAUSED  by wounds from a 12-gauge shotgun, self-inflicted at the Rice home about 8:00 o'clock Friday morning, according to  Dr. Wilson Dalton,  acting as coroner in absence of  Dr. Roger Whitcomb.  Mr. Rice had been ill since August and in a serious condition for two weeks.  Members of the family attributed his action to despondency.
          The son of  Austin and  Maggie (Brown) Rice,  he was born in Union township on January 22, 1899.  On August 25, 1920, he was married to  Bernice Holbrook  who survives with three sons,  Gale Bernard Rice  of Rushville R.R. 5 and  Gerald Artus  and  Robert Austin Rice  of Morristown R.R.1.  Also surviving are the mother who resides near Morristown, and five grandchildren.
          MR.  RICE  WAS  a member of the Morristown Church of the Nazarene and funeral services will be held there Monday at 1:30 p.m. with  Rev. Orville J. Reese  of Anderson, assisted by  Rev. H. S. Martin,  officiating.  Burial will be at the Bennett cemetery in charge of the Carmony Funeral Home of this city.  Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
September 16, 1950
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AUSTIN  RICE,  75,
DIES  AT  HOME
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Rites Sunday for County Native,
Retired Farmer
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          Austin W. Rice,  75, retired farmer and Shelby county native, died at his home north of Morristown in Hancock county at 7:45 p.m. Thursday.  Mr. Rice had been ill for several years and seriously ill one week and death was caused by complications.
          BORN  IN  Union township, Shelby county, on Nov. 11, 1874, he was a son of  George W.  and  Mary A. (Brown) Rice,  and had lived practically his entire life in Union township.  On Jan. 20, 1809, he was married to  Maggie J. Brown,  who survives at home, and to this union four children were born, two of whom survive.  They are  Veril Rice  of Hanover township and  Mrs. Connie Miller  of this city.
          Also surviving are three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a sister,  Mrs. Cora Murdock  of this city, and a brother,  Herman L. Rice  of Shelbyville.
          MR.  RICE  was a member of the Nazarene Church of Morristown, and funeral services will be held  there at 2:00 p.m. Sunday in charge of the Carmony Funeral Home of this city.  Rev. O. W. Reese  of Anderson and  Rev. Earl Marvel,  church pastor will officiate.  Burial will be in the Bennett cemetery.  Friends may call at the late home after noon Saturday.
Contribued by Anne Ruby


A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Monday, September 19, 1949
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MRS.  DELLA  RICE
DIES  AT  HOME
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Rites for Trustee's Wife
Will Be Conducted Tuesday
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          Mrs. Della I. Rice,  wife of  Earl Rice,  trustee of Hendricks township, died at her home seven miles southwest of this city Sunday morning at 5:00 o'clock.  She was 55 years of age.
          Mrs. Rice, a lifelong resident of Shelby county, was born near Blue Ridge on March 7, 1894, the daughter of  Alpinas and  Mary (Shepple) Shadley.
          HER  MARRIAGE  to Mr. Rice took place on September 14, 1913.  Surviving with him are the parents and two children,  Loren Rice  at home and  Raymond G. Rice  of Sugar Creek township.  Also surviving are two grandchildren; two sisters,  Mrs. Perry Rhoades  and  Mrs. Audrey Thurston  of Marion township, and four brothers,  Clarence Shadley  of Hancock county,  Madison  of Indianapolis and  Fred and  Melville Shadley  of this city.
          Mrs. Rice was a member of the local chapter of Order of Eastern Star.  She also was a member of the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.  Rev. Jesse J. McKeny will officiate and burial in charge of the Sleeth Funeral Home will be at Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the late home.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  New  York  Times
Wednesday, December 18, 1946
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Indiana Poet, School Teacher and Farmer Is Dead at 79
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Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES.
          SHELBYVILLE, Ind., Dec. 17 --- Alonzo L. Rice, rural Indiana writer, died yesterday at the State Hospital in Madison, where he had been a patient for the last three years.  His age was 79.
          Mr. Rice, a farmer and shcool teacher, published "Sunways of Song" thirty years ago, and his "Our Little Girl Who Died Without a Name" was set to music.  "God Bless the Eyes of Little Birds" was another verse which received wide reprinting.
          He leaves a widow, Anna Wertz Rice.
Contribued by Michael Kirley


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday December 17, 1946
Page 1 column 6
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ALONZO  RICE,
SHELBY  COUNTY’S  OWN  POET
ARRIVES  AT  END  OF  ROAD
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          Alonzo L. Rice, whose poetry graced the pages of hundreds of magazines and newspapers throughout the nation for a score of years, died Monday at the state hospital at Madison where he had been a patient for the past three years.
          As word of his death came to his home county, scores of older residents of the community recalled the many sentimentally-beautiful poems which gained him widespread fame in his younger days.
          Such Poems, “Our Little Girl Who died Without A Name” – which later was set to music – and “God Closes The Eyes of Little Birds,” set Rice aside in the large group of Hoosier penmen who have given Indiana a reputation as one of the principal spawning grounds of the nation’s men of letters.
          “Sunways of Song,” a collection of his poems published in book form, first brought acclaim to the Union township resident who at that time was a school teacher, and in the years that followed he was a steady contributor to many magazines and newspapers.
          Income from his verse was a matter of little moments to the quiet and modest school teacher and he wrote purely for the love of writing, offering his verse to any taker without thought of possible remuneration.
          Scores of his poems have been published in the local newspapers and in other Indiana publications and, in the years when his mind was keen and his thoughts channeled continuously in a poetic vein, few holidays or other special occasions passed without drawing a timely – and usually keen – composition from his facile pen.
          Innumerable times his poems have graced the columns of this Shelbyville Republican, offered without expectation of compensation, merely as a medium of self-expression.  He was, in addition a contributor to many folksy columns in the state newspapers.
          His Book of Poems, “Sunways,” was published about 30 years ago, before he retired from the teaching profession in Union township.  His prolific pen continued active for a score of years after that. In the past decade, however, he had gradually given up his writing as the infirmities of old age and ill health came upon him.
          He was seventy-nine years old.
          Mr. Rice was the son of  James C. and  Elizabeth Rice  and was born June 8, 1867. In his youth he attended several terms at old Central Normal College at Danville and entered the teaching profession in his native Union township.  He was married to  Anna Wertz  and their home was at the old Rice homestead in Union township.
          The widow, who is a patient at Madison, is the only immediate survivor.  There are three grand nieces.  Three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
          Funeral services will be held at the Little Blue River Baptist Church, of which he was a member at 10:00 a.m. Thursday.  The Rev. Jess McKeny, pastor, will officiate and burial will be made at the Bennett cemetery in charge of L. V. Hauk, Morristown funeral director.
          Friends may call at the Hauk funeral home at any time.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for  Ron Rice,  Michael Kirley  and  Conny Green


A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Thursday, November 4 or 5, 1943
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DEATH  FOLLOWS
YEAR'S  ILLNESS
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          Following a year's illness of a heart ailment  Mrs. Mahala Alexander Rice,  age seventy-six died Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at her home five and one-half miles north of this city on the Brandywine-Marion township line.  She was born in VanBuren township on August 29, 1867, the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Alexander.  She was married to  Grant Rice  on March 23, 1889[1883?].
          She is survived by two children,  Miss Bertha Rice,  at home, and  Earl Rice,  of Hendricks township; two brothers,  Melvin Alexander,  of Fairland, and  Sylvester,  of Coatsville; two sisters,  Mrs. Julia Walker,  of this city and  Mrs. Jane Howery,  of Fairland; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
          Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Liberty U. B. church in Marion township with the Rev. Mr. Shaw pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Morris H. Sleeth.  Friends may call after noon today at the Rice home.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, December 26, 1940
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Birth of Baby Brings
Joy; Death, Sorrow to
Couple Near Flat Rock
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          Although Christmas Day was one of cheer and joy for most of us, it was one of great sorrow for  Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Rice,  of near Flat Rock.  One Tuesday morning a baby boy was born to the couple at their home, one mile east of Flat Rock.  At 2:30 o'cloc Tuesday afternoon the tiny infant died and Christmas afternoon short graveside funeral services were held.
          The infant, named  Paul Rich Rice,  is survived by the parents, the grandparents,  Mr. and Mrs. Earl Rice,  of Hendricks township, and  Mr. and Mrs. William Jenkins,  of near Flat Rock, and the great-grandparents,  Mrs. Grant Rice  of Marion township, and  Mr. and Mrs. Alpinas Shadley,  of Marion township.
          Officiating at the funeral services was the Rev. Frank F. Jones, pastor of the Flat Rock Christian church.  Burial was in the Miller cemetery in charge of Morris H. Sleeth, funeral director.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday September 22, 1936
Page 1 column 8
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HENRY  RICE  PASSES  AWAY
Funeral To Be Held 2:30 P.M. 
Wednesday; Leaves Brother
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          Henry L. Rice, 78 years old, was found dead in the barn at his farm home near the Little Blue River Baptist church in Union township this morning about 8 o’clock.  The body was found by  Carey Towns, a neighbor.
          Dr. W. R. Tindall, Shelby county coroner, was called and he stated that death was due to heart disease.
          Survivors include a brother, Alonzo Rice, also of Union township, and a nephew, Frank Rice, of Ohio.  A brother died last May.
          Funeral services will be held at the Little Blue River Baptist church at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.  The Rev. I.B. Morgan, former pastor, will officiate and burial will be in the Bennett cemetery.  The body was taken to the Carmony funeral home in Union township, where friends may call at anytime until the hour of the funeral.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for  Ron Rice,  Michael Kirley  and  Conny Green


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday May 16, 1936
Page 1 column 3
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RICE  SERVICES  PLANNED  HERE
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Funeral Will Be Held at 2:30 P.M.
Tomorrow at Blue River Baptist Church
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          Funeral services for  Landy Rice, who died at the Major hospital Friday at 12:30 o’clock, after suffering a stroke of apoplexy near his home Wednesday, were announced today.
          The funeral services will be held at the Little Blue River Baptist church at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon, with the Rev. I. B. Morgan, of Greensburg, officiating.  Burial will be in the Bennett cemetery in charge of Bert Carmony funeral director.
          The unconscious body of Mr. Rice was found on a dump near the river about an eighth of a mile from his home, near the Little Blue River Baptist church, north of Rays Crossing Thursday afternoon.
          According to a report by the Shelby county coroner, Dr. W. R. Tindall, Mr. Rice’s death was caused from a stroke of apoplexy and exposure.
          Until the time of the coroner’s statement the circumstances surrounding the injuries of the man were mysterious and unusual, as Mr. Rice had last been seen twenty-four hours before.  One physician stated that his injuries could have been inflicted by a bull, which was in the pasture where the unconscious man was found.  Another doctor stated that the deceased had a stroke.
          When found by a neighbor, Mr. Rice was in an unconscious condition and appeared to have had a severe blow on the head.  He was brought to Major hospital, but never regained consciousness.
          The deceased lived with a brother, Bert Rice, and is survived by another brother, Alonzo Rice, of Union township.  No other relatives survive.  He was born in Shelby county on June 6, 1864, and has spent all of his life in the community of his death.  Members of the Red Men’s lodge, of which he was a member, in this city, will take part in the funeral services.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for  Ron Rice,  Michael Kirley  and  Conny Green


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday May 29, 1933
Page 1 column 7
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DEATH  OCCURS  THIS  MORNING
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Mrs. Sarah Rice Dies At Home of Daughter,
Mrs. Pearl Craig, At Ray’s Crossing
FUNERAL AT C. U. CHURCH
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          Mrs. Sarah R. Rice died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pearl Craig, in Ray’s Crossing at 6 o’clock this morning.  Death was caused by a complication of diseases and followed an illness of four weeks.
          The deceased was the daughter of  John  and  Elizabeth Wheeler Carter, and was born February 18, 1855.  At the time of her death she was seventy-eight years old.  She was married to  August Hundertmark  in September 1892.  Her second marriage was to  Joseph H. Rice  in 1896.  Mrs. Rice has spent her entire life in Shelby and Rush counties.  She was a member of the C.U. church at Ray’s Crossing.
          Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Craig, at whose home death occurred; three grandchildren, Lucille Kendall, Joseph  and  Julia Rice; two great grandchildren, Dale  and  Warren Kendall, and one step-son, Ennis Rice, of Union township.
          Funeral services will be held at the Christian Union church in Ray’s Crossing at 1:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. O. J. McMulen officiating.  Burial will be in the Bennett cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for  Ron Rice,  Michael Kirley  and  Conny Green


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday May 1, 1933
Page 1 column 2
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ANTHONY  RICE  TAKES  POISON
TO  END  LIFE
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          Anthony “Beans” Rice, age 47 years, resident of Shelbyville most of his life, committed suicide Sunday afternoon by swallowing a quantity of carbolic acid at the vacant house, 231 Walker street, which had been the Rice homestead until the death of his mother several months ago.
          The body was found by  Mr. and Mrs. William Reed, of East Pennsylvania street, with whom Mr. Rice had been living since Friday.  Shortly after the noon-day meal, the deceased showed a bottle of the poison to Mrs. Reed and said that he was going to end it all. She grabbed the bottle from him but he recovered it and left the home.  Mrs. Reed went to find her husband who had left the house a few minutes before and they began a search for Mr. Rice, discovering the body about 2:00 o’clock.
          The body was taken to the Charles M. Ewing funeral home, where it was prepared for burial.
          The deceased had been making his home with his uncles, Landy B. Rice, and  Alonzo Rice, of this county.  He was the son of  Cassander and Nancy Rice.  One brother, Frank L., of Kent, Ohio; four uncles, Bert, Alonzo and Landy Rice of Union township, and an aunt  Mrs. Alice Brown, of Indianapolis, survive.
          Funeral services will be held at the Little Blue River Baptist church, in Union township Wednesday morning at ten o’clock, with the Rev. Roy Swartz, of Gwynneville, officiating.  Burial will be in the Bennett cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for  Ron Rice,  Michael Kirley  and  Conny Green


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday April 22, 1932
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FUNERAL  SATURDAY
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Final Tribute to Be Paid Grant Rice
at Liberty U. B. Church.
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          Funeral services for  Grant Rice  who died yesterday at 11:30 o'clock at his home in Marion township, will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Liberty United Brethern church in charge of Rev. Schwartz, pastor of the church.
          Besides the widow, Mr. Rice is survived by two children,  Miss Bertha E. Rice,  at home, and  Clarence Rice,  of Hendricks township, four grandchildren and one sister,  Mrs. Elias Arnold,  of Marion township.
          Burial will take place in the family lot in the Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Morris Sleeth local funeral director.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday April 21, 1932
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COUNTY  RESIDENT
CALLED  BY  DEATH
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Grant Rice Succumbs at His
Home in Marion Town-
ship at 11:30 Today.
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ANNOUNCE  FUNERAL  LATER
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          Grant Rice,  farmer of Marion township died this morning at 11:30 o'clock at the home, five miles north of the city on the Gray road.
          Born in Marion township, October 14, 1867, Mr. Rice was aged 65 at his last birthday.  He was a son of  Mr. and Mrs. James M. Rice,  pioneer residents of the county and lived practically his entire life in the neighobrhood[sic] where he was born.
          Surviving relatives are a daughter,  Miss Bertha E. Rice,  at home, and a son,  Clarence Rice,  of Hendricks township.  A son,  James R. Rice,  died three years ago.
          Funeral arrangements have not yet been made but will be announced tomorrow by Morris Sleeth, local funeral director, who has charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday December 5, 1931
Page 8 column 4
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MRS. NANCY RICE DIED YESTERDAY
Aged Resident Of Shelbyville Had Suffered Illness Several Years
TO HOLD FUNERAL SUNDAY
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          Mrs. Nancy H. Rice, 78, resident of Shelbyville and Shelby county practically all of her life, died Friday evening at four o’clock at the Major Hospital here.  A complication of diseases caused her death.  Mrs. Rice had been in ill health for several years.
          Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at one o’clock at the home No. 231 Walker street, the Rev. Orville Owens, pastor of the Vine Street M.P. church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Bennett cemetery, near Ray’s Crossing.  Carmony Brothers in charge.
          Surviving are two sons, Frank Rice, of Akron, Ohio and Anthony Rice, of Shelbyville; a sister, Mrs. Alice Brown  of Indianapolis, and a brother, John Smith, of east of Shelbyville.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for  Ron Rice,  Michael Kirley  and  Conny Green


THE  SHELBYVILLE  REPUBLICAN
Wednesday, May 30, 1928
Page 5, column 3
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JOSEPH  H. RICE
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Union Township Farmer Died At His Home This Morning
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          Joseph H. Rice, age 75, prominent farmer of Union township died at his home at 2:30 this morning.  Death, due to heart failure, was very sudden.
          Mr. Rice, who had lived in the Union region all of his life was born December 31, 1852, the son of  Mr. and Mrs. Michael Rice.  He was a member of the Knights of Pythias of St. Paul and the Baptist Church.
          Funeral services, in charge of the Rev. O. J. McMullen, of Shelbyville, will be held in the Blue River Baptist church at 2:30 Friday afternoon.  The K. of P.'s will also take part in the services. Burial will be in the Bennett Cemetery.
          Mr. Rice leaves besides the widow,  Mrs. Sarah Carter Rice,  one son  Ennis Rice,  by a former marriage, and two grandchildren.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for  Theresa Minor and  Thelma Dwiggins


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday April 21, 1928
Page 1 column 4
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DEATH  CAUSED  BY  PARALYSIS
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Cassandra Rice, Age 77, Died At Home
on Walker Street Friday Night
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TO HOLD FUNERAL SUNDAY
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          The death of  Cassandra Rice, age 77, life-long resident of this county, occurred at his home, 231 Walker street, at eleven o’clock Friday night.  Death was due to paralysis.
          Born in Union township March 12, 1851, Mr. Rice was the son of  James and Elizabeth Rice.  On January 2, 1877 he was married to Nancy Smith, who survives.  Mr. Rice is also survived by two sons, Frank L., of Kent, Ohio and  Anthony, at home; one sister, Mrs. Lavina Towns, of Union township; and three brothers, Henry E., Landy B., and  Alonzo Rice, all of Union township.
          Funeral services will be held at the home at two-thirty o’clock Sunday afternoon with the Rev. T. R. Theobold officiating.  Burial will be in the Marion cemetery in charge of Carmony Brothers of Manilla.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for  Ron Rice,  Michael Kirley  and  Conny Green


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, June 26, 1924
Page 1, column 3
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HANGED  SELF  IN  BARN  LOT
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John Rice, Marion Township Resident,
Committed Suicide Early Today
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DESPONDENT  OVER  HEALTH
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Body Was Discovered By His Son
Succeeded in Eluding Members of Family
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          John Rice, age forty-eight, farmer of Marion township, Shelby county, committed suicide this morning about six o'clock, by hanging himself in the loft of a barn at his home, six miles north of Shelbyville.  Despondency over ill health is assigned as the cause of the act.
          The body was found hanging by a rope from a beam in the barn loft by his son, Loren Rice.  The boy took his father down, and called other members of the family.  Neighbors were summoned and  Dr. Walter C. McFadden, of this city, was called.  Death had occurred some time before the physician arrived.  Dr. George I. Inlow, of Blue Ridge, county coroner, was notified and he went to the Rice home this morning, where he conducted an inquiry.
          It was stated that Mr. Rice had been in ill health for more than a month, and that at times his mind was affected.  Local physicians who had attended him, instructed members of the family to watch him closely, to protect against an attempt at suicide.
          Members of the family, including the wife and two sons, had maintained a close watch on Mr. Rice for several days.  He had assisted in preparing breakfast this morning, and had eaten a hearty meal, it was stated.  While the boys and his wife were attending to the morning chores about their home, Mr. Rice made his way from the house to the barn, where he climbed into the loft and ended his life.  One of the boys was in the barn at the time, but he did not notice his father.  When Mrs. Rice returned to the house she noticed her husband was missing, and started a search immediately.
          Early this morning Mr. Rice had made two trips to the barn at the rear of his home, but each time had been followed by his wife, who persuaded him to return to his bed.  He made his first trip about three o'clock and the second at four o'clock.  On both occasions Mrs. Rice found him standing in the seed room of the barn.
          Mr. Rice had always lived in Marion township, and was well known through that section of the county.  He had farmed for a number of years and was the owner of forty acres of land.
          He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Vada Rice; two sons, Loren  and  Gerald, both at home; one brother, Grant Rice, of Marion township; and one sister, Mrs. Elias Arnold  of Marion township.  Mrs. Rice is a daughter of  George Howery, of Hancock county, formerly a resident of Shelby county.
          The deceased was a member of the Liberty United Brethern church of Marion township, where funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. Emma Miller, of Indianapolis, officiating.  Interment will be made in Forest Hill cemetery, M. H. Sleeth in charge.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for  Theresa Minor and  Thelma Dwiggins


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, January 12, 1922
Page 1, column 6
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DEATH  OF  FATHER  OCCURS  AT  SALEM
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          Frank Rice  of East South street, received word today about noon announcing the death of his father, Frank Rice, at Salem, Indiana, which occurred this morning at the home there very suddenly.  Mr. Rice was 61 years of age, his death being caused from heart disease.
          Mr. Rice was born in England and settled in Ohio when he first came to this country.  After his marriage to  Louise Oakley,  he moved to the southern part of the state where he has resided ever since.
          He is survived by the sons,  Francis,  here,  Charles,  of Indianapolis and two daughters,  Delilah and Eliza,  at home, besides three grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at Vevay.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for  Theresa Minor and  Thelma Dwiggins


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, May 26, 1920
Page 1, column 5
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AGED  MANILLA  RESIDENT  DEAD
John H. Rice, Retired Farmer And Veterinarian,
Has Passed Away
TO  HOLD  FUNERAL  FRIDAY
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          John H. Rice, age seventy years, died Wednesday morning at 3:30 o'clock at his home in Manilla.  His death was caused by a stroke of paralysis which he suffered last Sunday.  Mr. Rice was well known in the Manilla community.  He has engaged in farming and for several years was a veterinarian.  Mr. Rice was a member of the Christian church at Manilla.
          He leaves his widow  Mrs. Mary A. Rice;  two sons, William A. Rice,  of Flemingsburg, Kentucky, and  Fred T. Rice,  of Salina, Kansas; four sisters,  Mrs. Nathan Williams,  and  Mrs. J.T. Smart,  of Marion;  Mrs. William Peck  and  Mrs. Vina Prater,  of Flemingsburg, Kentucky, and three brothers,  Robert Rice, of Marion;  C. F. Rice, of Claypool, Indiana and  U. B. Rice, of Flemingsburg, Kentucky.
          Funeral services will be held at the home Friday morning. Burial will be made in charge of Carmony Brothers.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, May 24, 1920
Page 1, column 2
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GEORGE  W. RICE  HAS  PASSED  AWAY
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Aged Man Had Been Resident Of Manilla
And Community Many Years
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HOLD  FUNERAL  WEDNESDAY
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          George W. Rice,  aged seventy-eight years, well known retired farmer of Manilla, died at his home in that village Monday morning at six-thirty o'clock.  His death was caused by dropsy.  Mr. Rice had been in ill health for about two years, but had been confined to his bed only about one week.
          He was born in Floyd county.  When ten years old he came to Rush county with his parents and had since resided in the Manilla community.  His wife died about five years ago.  A niece,  Mrs. Kolross,  had been keeping house for him.
          He is survived by one brother,  Phillip Rice,  of Louisville, Kentucky, and two sisters,  Mrs. Kate Miller,  of Jeffersontown, Kentucky, and  Mrs. Louisa Ludwig,  of Louisville, Kentucky.
          Funeral services will be held at the home Wednesday morning at nine o'clock, the Rev. Jinnett officiating.  Burial will be made in the Manilla cemetery, Stewart & Fix in charge.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for  Theresa Minor and  Thelma Dwiggins


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday December 24, 1918
Page 1 column 7
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MRS.  MAUDE  H.  RICE
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          The body of  Mrs. Maude H. Rice, who died at her home in Ravenns, Ohio, Sunday, reached here at noon today.  She was the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. John Hoffman, who reside in Montgomery street this city.  Her age was 33 years.  She was born and reared in this county.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for  Ron Rice,  Michael Kirley  and  Conny Green


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, January 3, 1917
Page 2, column 2
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MRS. SUSAN  N. RICE
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          The funeral services for the late  Mrs. Susan N. Rice,  wife of  George W. Rice, who died at their home in Manilla at 7:00 o'clock Tuesday night, will be held at 1:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the home, the Rev. J. N. Huckelberry officiating.  Burial will be made in the Manilla cemetery.
          Mrs. Rice was 80 years old.  She had been in failing health for some time suffering from a complication of diseases.  She is survived by the husband and four sisters;  Mrs. Trees,  of Ohio;  Mrs. Ella Griffin,  and  Mrs. P. K. Mohler,  of Manilla; and  Mrs. E. M. Inlow,  of Rushville.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for  Theresa Minor and  Thelma Dwiggins


The  Indianapolis  Star
September 7, 1915
Page 4 Column 4
Deaths in Indiana

          SHELBYVILLE -- Mrs. Mary Rice, 65, widow of  George W. Rice, is dead at Manilla.  Two sons and three daughters survive.
Contributed by Virginia Latta Curulla


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday September 6, 1915
Page 1 column 5
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          Mrs. Mary A. Rice  died at her home in Manilla Sunday morning at near three o’clock.  She had been ill for many months, having suffered a paralytic stroke two years ago from which she never recovered, this having affected her throat.  She was sixty-five years.  She was the widow of  George W. Rice, who died last April on their farm north of Ray’s Crossing, where they had lived many years.  Soon after the death of her husband Mrs. Rice removed to Manilla.  She was well known in Union township, where she resided almost her entire life.  Her living children are  Mrs. Scott Brown, Mrs. Alonzo Rhoads, Mrs. John Gahimer, Herman L. Rice  and  Austin W. Rice.           Funeral services will be held in Manilla Tuesday after which the remains will be taken to Little Blue River Baptist church, where services will be conducted by the Rev. Elmer Mater, of Crawfordsville.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for  Ron Rice,  Michael Kirley  and  Conny Green


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, April 27, 1915
Page 1, column 4
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GEORGE  W. RICE  DIED  TUESDAY
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Had Been Taken From His Home In Union Township
To Manilla One Month Age
Funeral Thursday Morning
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          George W. Rice, sixty-seven years old, died at his home in Manilla Tuesday morning at three o'clock.  Mr. Rice's death was caused by paralysis.  He had been afflicted for some time and a month ago was moved from his home in Union township to Manilla, where he could receive better attention and care.
          Mr. Rice was a well known farmer in this county, having resided in Union township for many years.  He was a veteran of the Civil war, having served with Company F. 146th Indiana Volunteers.  At the close of the war he received an honorable discharge from the service.
          He leaves a widow, three daughters, Mrs. Lillian Rhodes  of Walker township, Rush County,  Mrs. Cora Gaheimer  of Manilla and  Mrs. Edith Brown,  of Rush County; two sons,  Austin Rice  of Union township and  Herman Rice  at home; one brother,  Joseph Rice  of Union township, and two half-sisters,  Mrs. Sallie Baker  of Blue Ridge and  Mrs. Riley Benefiel  of Union Township.
          The funeral services will be held Thursday morning at ten o'clock at the Little Blue River Baptist Church, the Rev. Elmer Mater officiating.  Burial will be made in the Bennett cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for  Theresa Minor and  Thelma Dwiggins


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday, November 14, 1910
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CIVIL  WAR  VETERAN  ANSWERED  CALL
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          Injuries received in an accident that happened several years ago hastened the death of  George H. Rice, which occurred at his home on west South street at about eight o'clock Saturday night.  The deceased was a well known carpenter contractor, and at the time he was injured, he was engaged in remodeling the Bert Kennedy residence on west Hendricks street.  He was caught beneath a portion of a falling roof and for several days it was believed that his injuries would prove fatal.  For the past few months his condition has been extremely critical and no hopes were entertained by members of the family for his recovery.   He was aged seventy-four years, three months and two days.  The deceased was also a sufferer from heart trouble and this was the immediate cause of his death.  Besides the wife, he is survived by two daughters, Miss Belle Rice and  Mrs. Ollie Downing, of Osocola, Arkansas.  Mr. Rice was a member of the Baptist church and of Dumont Post No. 18, G.A.R., of this city, and of the Odd Fellows lodge at Hutchinson, Kansas.  In the civil war he served his country in Co. K of the Fourteenth Ohio Regiment of Volunteer Infantry.  The Odd Fellows and the members of the Dumont Post had active part in the burial ceremonies.  The pall-bearers were selected from these two organizations and were as follows:   James H. Nail,  A. J. Ensminger,  Pollard McKenney,  Emmett Itce,  William H. Norris and  James K. Bowers.  The funeral services were held at the residence at two o'clock this afternoon. Rev. O. A. Cook officiated and the interment was made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix. Rev. A. A. Pfansteihl, of Highland Park, Illinois, will officiate at the funeral services.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Friday, June 14, 1907
Page 4, column 5
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          Robert W. Rice  died at the residence of his daughter,  Mrs. Frank S. Rhodes,  in Marion township, at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, of lung trouble, aged sixty three years and sixteen days.  Deceased leaves one daughter, Mrs. Rhodes, and two brothers,  Joseph H.  and  George W. Rice.  Funeral services will be held at the Blue River Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Saturday by the Rev. James Brown.  Interment in the Bennett Cemetery. D. B. Wilson & Son, funeral directors.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for  Theresa Minor and  Thelma Dwiggins


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, August 15, 1902
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          Mrs. Annie E. Rice,  widow of the late  James Rice,  died at her residence in Marion township at 8:45 a.m. August 11, 1902, of bowel trouble aged sixty-one years.  She leaves two sons and one daughter,  Grant,  John  and  Rebecca.  Funeral services will be held in the Mairon M.E. church at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 13, 1902.  Interment in the Marion cemetery.  Cortege will leave the house at 9:30 a.m. in charge of Marshall G. Tindall.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, January 11, 1898
Page 1, column 6
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          James M. Rice  died at his residence in Marion township Monday, January 9, at 6 o'clock a.m. of pleurisy, after an illness of a few days.  Deceased was born October 17, 1838, making him fifty-nine years old, two months and twenty-two days at the time of his death.  He was married September 23, 1858, to  Miss Annie Vanvost and unto this union were born nine children, three of whom with the widow survive.  He was a soldier in the Union cause and served in the 20th Indiana Battery and for many years was a member of the Dumont Post, G.A.R, of this city.  Funeral services will be held at Marion Tuesday at 10:30 o'clock a.m.  Interment in Marion cemetery.  Rev. Bass, of Irvington, officiating. Remains and cortege in charge of Marshall G. Tindall.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for  Theresa Minor and  Thelma Dwiggins


The  Semi-Weekly  Republican
Tuesday, December 3, 1895
Page 4, column 2
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          Mr. James C. Rice  died at his residence in Union township, at 12 p.m. December 1st, 1895, aged 69 years and 6 months.  He will be buried Tuesday, December 3rd, at the Bennett graveyard.  Services at the house at 1 p.m. by Rev. John Phares.  Deceased leaves four sons and one daughter.  D. B. Wilson & Son funeral directors.
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The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, December 5, 1895
Page 3, column 4
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          Mr. James C. Rice  died at his residence in Union township, at twelve o'clock p.m. Sunday December 1, 1895 aged sixty-nine years and six months.  He was buried Tuesday December 3, at the Bennett graveyard.  Services at the house at one o'clock p.m., Rev. Johnie Phares officiating.  Deceased leaves four sons,  Cass,  Henry E.,  L. B.  and  A. L. Rice,  and one daughter,  Levina Rice.  D.B. Wilson & Son funeral directors.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for  Theresa Minor and  Thelma Dwiggins


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday September 17, 1891
Page 3 column 2
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          Luella, daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Cass Rice died at their residence No. 183 East Walker street, at 6 o’clock Sunday night of diphtheria, age 13 years; was buried Monday at 10 o’clock at the Marion graveyard by D. B. Wilson, funeral director.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for  Ron Rice,  Michael Kirley  and  Conny Green


The  Daily   Republican
Monday, August 27, 1888
Page 4, column 3
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          Mrs. James C. [Elizabeth] Rice,  of Union township, died on Monday, August 27th, aged 60 years.  Funeral at the residence on Tuesday at 2 o'clock by the Rev. John Phares.  Interment at the Bennett graveyard.  D. B. Wilson funeral director.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for  Theresa Minor and  Thelma Dwiggins


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday December 20, 1883
Page 3 column 1
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          Dr. W. T. King  received a letter Monday from  Dick Ryse, who is in Wilmot, Dakota Territory, saying that his wife died there on the 15th inst. leaving a child four days old.  Dick has the sympathy of his many friends here.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, August 22, 1878
Page 3, column 1
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          Michael Rice,  a worthy citizen of Marion township, and for a long time a justice of the peace, died on Monday last, and was buried on Tuesday.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for  Theresa Minor and  Thelma Dwiggins


The  Volunteer
June 8, 1876
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DIED
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          RYSE --- On Tuesday morning the 6th instant, Sarah S., wife of  Wm. J. Ryse of this city, of consumption.
          The subject of this notice was born in Bracken County, Ky., Dec. 6, 1831, consequently her age at the time of her death was 44 years and 6 months.  Her parents moved to this state when she was quite young and settled on Little Flatrock, near Milroy, Rush County.  She was married March 18, 1856 to William J. Ryse, and lived in Rush County until the 27th of December, last when the family removed to this city where they have resided ever since.  She was a true friend, an affectionate wife, and a kind loving mother.  She had been a sufferer for serveral years of lung disease caused by pneu- monia, still her friends cherished hopes of her recovery until in April, when she had a severe attack of the measles which settled on her lungs with fatal effect.  She leaves a devoted husband and three children to mourn her untimely departure.  He [sic] parents belonged to the "Old School Baptist." That too was her faith.  She died placing her trust in God and his grace and the blood of Christ as the anchor of her hope.
"On a polished stem, A fair lilly grew then, Came a winter blast, And snapped the stem in two."

          The funeral services were held at the family residence on South Street, by Rev. W.T. Jolly, pastor of the 1st Baptist Church of this city, whose remarks were very appropriate and satisfactory to the re- latives and friends of the deceased.  After which her remains were interred in the city cemetery on Tuesday evening at 4-1/2 o'clock.  Thus another's life light has gone out, leaving a home, and loved ones sorrowing, who "refuse to be comforted because she is lost to them, and is no more." May the blessings of peace and consolation be the measure of their loss of this loved one and the seeds of her goodness that will serve her posterity as a light by which to guide their possible erring steps aright through this world of trials.
Submitted by Phyllis Miller Fleming
Per Winnie, Sarah's maiden name was King.

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