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Eileen E. Rice

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

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I have fond memories of Bob and Eileen as I was friends with their daughter, Nancy. They would often take me on camping trips and the one I remember most of all, is traveling out west! What an adventure for a 12 year old! To see Pikes Peak, the Royal Gorge, the Air Force Academy. Eileen was such a kind lady and will be missed. My condolences to the family.

Susan Gladieux Dec 25 2020 12:00 AM

So sad to hear of Eileens passing. I will miss out library visits.

Stephanie Mccullough Dec 23 2020 12:00 AM

I will remember always with a smile and genuinely glad to see me. We had fun times at the VFW and whether it was a meeting or a Christmas party she had a laugh that made it always fun. Condolences to the family and God Bless you at this time and throughout all your lives as Eileen memory will keep in your. heart.

Sandra. Temple Dec 23 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Eileen Rice

Linda Kennedy for Cara Lou Handy Family Dec 23 2020 12:00 AM

A very sad day in my life to hear of Eileen's passing, we shared so many happy days playing cards, telephone calls, just visiting, sending cheery fun card. She was special always had time to share. Loved her family an her life. Rest in peace dear friend. Much love an prayers for the family.

Mary Plumtw Dec 23 2020 12:00 AM

I always enjoyed the different outings she and I had. Beautiful person who will be missed with fond memories. Prayers and hugs to Kathy, Bill and the rest of the family

Sandy Sanders Dec 23 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Eileen Rice

Lori Longberry Dec 23 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Eileen Rice

Arianna Volbert Dec 22 2020 12:00 AM

Mrs. Rice was a sweet and kind lady, always had a smile on her face. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, especially Kathy and Bill. May God be with you during this very difficult time.

Kenneth & Janice Rae Crawford Dec 22 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Eileen Rice

Sue A. Jordan Dec 22 2020 12:00 AM

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