SPRINGFIELD – Margie H. Rice, 81, of Springfield died at 4:50 p.m. Sunday, April 12, 2009, at Lewis Memorial Christian Village.
She was born May 16, 1927, in Springfield, the daughter of Neeley and Tilly Krebs Smith. She married John H. Rice in 1954; he preceded her in death on Sept. 16, 1989.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and a son, Kenneth Rice.
She is survived by a son, John Paul Rice of Illinois; a daughter-in-law, Kay Rice Bell of Springfield; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, David (Mary Anne) Smith of Springfield; an aunt; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Margie worked at Sangamo Electric for 26 years and also worked at Memorial Medical Center in the dietary department.
She was a member of Eagles Aerie 437.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at Staab Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 16, 2009, at Staab Funeral Home. Kay Rice Bell will officiate. Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
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