MyrtleRice, 91, of Deering moved to her heavenly home February 28, 2009 from a local health center in Ironton, Ohio.
The Lawrence County native was born July 27, 1917, the daughter of the late Robert H. and Garnie Kelley Rice.
Myrtle was a retired employee of Kings Daughters Medical Center where she worked in the lab for 17 years. She has also worked for Wilson's Sporting Goods and Henrite Products Co. She was an active member for many years of the Ice Creek Missionary Baptist Church where she sang in the choir , was a member of the Sunday School Class and the Ladies Helping Hands. She loved the Lord and her Church, she was a faithful supporter of missionaries and was very faithful in her attendance.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two sisters, Estelle Swartzwelder and Leona Tooley and one brother, Robert Merrill Rice.
She is survived by a sister, Bernice Willis of South Point and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Vincent and Anna Lee Rice of Deering and Harold and Rita Rice of South Point, a host of nieces and nephews and a very close friend of many years, Mrs. Olive Brammer of Deering.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday (March 4, 2009) at the Ice Creek Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Mullens and nephews Rodney Rice and Philip Rice officiating.
Burial will be at Getaway Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM at Hayes-Phillips Funeral Home, 509 South 6th Street, Ironton, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ice Creek Missionary Baptist Church 5121 St Rt 243, Ironton, Ohio 45638 designated missionaries.
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