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“I was patched up fixed up and made healthy many times over. For nearly 20 years you helped heal my illnesses for me an my mother. I know we thanked...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Evan Thomas - Covington, OH

“I am sorry to hear of his passing. I am proud to say I have considered him my family doctor from my birth on Dec. 1961 until his retirement. I think...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Terry W. Mills - Bradford, OH

“Thank you Doc and Katie for the Love over the years for my mother and our family. As mom worked for you, I will forever have the greatest of...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Pam Kendig Stower - Troy, OH

“Katie, Steven, and Eric, I am so sorry to learn of the passing of such a terrific man. All of the times he took care of me as a doctor . . . all of...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Denise Pearson - Waynesville, OH

“Eric, I am so sorry to hear about your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Craig Cheney - Piqua, OH

“To the family of Dr. Rice: We would like to say we appreciated the care and services we received at Dr. Rice's...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Mike & Becky Kueterman - Piqua, OH

“Eric , Please know your family is in our prayers today and in the days ahead. Im so sorry for your loss. ...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Pam Green - Richmond, IN

“Mrs. Rice, Eric and Angie... My heart was broken when I heard the news. I was honored to have gotten a chance to meet and know Dr. Rice and I am...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Megan Pace - Springboro, OH

“Dear Katie & family, Words cannot say what the heart wants to express at times like this. May God comfort you in the days, months, and years to come....Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Joel & Kathy Miller - Covington, OH

“Dr. Rice will be sorely missed. I (Jodi) remember dancing with Dr. Rice at the Minster Oktoberfest -he was the only guy there brave enough to dance...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Bill & Jodi Phipps - Oldenburg, IN

“My sympathy and thoughts are with you and your family at this time of sorrow. Eternal rest granted to him. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Mark Bare - Laura, OH

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Donald's family as they start their grieving process. May God be with you. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Dennis and Patsy Bagent - Tiffin, OH

“May memories comfort you and bring you peace during this very difficult time. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Missy Adams - Dayton, OH

“The Rice Family, So sorry for your loss Dr. Rice was a wonderful doctor, he will be missed by all who new him, Our thought and prayer that God will...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Larry & Betty Bretz - KY


Age 85 of Covington, passed away Monday, March 12, 2012, at his home. He was born December 13, 1926, in Piqua, Ohio, to his parents James & Bertha (Floriaka) Rice. He attended Piqua High School, graduated from the University of Dayton, Pre-Med, and later graduated from Ohio State University Medical School. He was a US Navy Veteran serving during WWII as a Combat Air Crewman. On June 14, 1958, he married Katherine Ruth Trafford and together shared a life for 54 years. He worked as a general practice physician in Covington for 40 years and was on the medical staff for Piqua Memorial Hospital (UVMC) until he retired in 1999. He served as a Scout Master for Troop 343, Covington for many years and was an active pilot since 1966 flying in his prized 1948 Navion into his 80's. Dr. Rice will be remembered and missed by his loving wife Katherine; sons Steven L. & Gina Rice of Beavercreek, Eric W. Rice & fiancé Amy Kunkel of Troy; granddaughter Angeline Catherine Rice of Troy; sister Ann Garrett of Sidney; brother Ray Peck of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. He was preceded in death by sister Wanda Jennings and brother Bob Rice. A celebration of Dr. Rice's life will be held 6:30 PM Thursday, March 15, at Jackson-Sarver Funeral Home, 10 S. High Street, Covington. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, 4999 Northcutt Place, Dayton, 45414. Online memories may be left for the family at www.jackson-sarver.com

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