Eileen E. Rice, 93, of Antwerp went home Monday, December 21, 2020 welcomed into the loving arms of her Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. She passed at Community Memorial Hospital. Eileen was born October 30; 1927 in Medaryville, Indiana. The daughter of the late William and Eleanor (Lemke) Shedrow. April 6, 1947 she married Robert B. Rice whom preceded her in death along with her daughter, Nancilynn Coil. She worked at Sears until retirement. She and Robert “Bob” loved to travel and made many, many friends throughout their adventures. She loved life and always had a smile for everyone.
She will be sadly missed by her brother, Robert Shedrow of Ober, Indiana, by her children, Kathy E. Payton of Antwerp and William N Rice (Raycene) of Rutledge, Tennessee. Eileen had eight grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and six great, great grandchildren whom she loved dearly. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Antwerp, Ohio and Antwerp VFW. She loved playing cards with her friends, spending time with her family and traveling. She will be laid to rest privately. In lieu of flowers, the family asks if you wish to make a donation to the Caring & Sharing Food Pantry at 103 N. Main St. Paulding, Ohio or Antwerp Library at 205 Madison Street, Antwerp, Ohio. Fond memories may be shared at dooleyfuneralhome.com