Sandra Rice

Sandra RiceSandra Sue Rice, 63, of Rushville died at 5:45 a.m. Feb. 12, 2011, at her home.

She was born Oct. 30, 1947, in Litchfield, a daughter of Carl and Edna Eileen Estes Burrell. She married Ken Rice on March 7, 1965, in Modesto. He survives.

Also surviving are five sons, Kenneth William (and Sheri) Rice Jr., Jon P. Rice and Don L. Rice, all of Granite City, Carl R. (and Michele) Rice of Waverly and Michael J. (and Molly) Rice of Rushville; three brothers, Charles Robert “Bob” (and Janet) Burrell of Metamora, Richard Ray (and Vicky) Burrell of Clinton and Thomas Eugene (and Karen) Burrell of Auburn; two sisters, Mary Frances (and Bob) Berry of Manito and Linda Lou (and Mike) Day of Jacksonville; 24 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

She was a member of Rushville First Southern Baptist Church where she was active with the church nursery. She also sang for church functions.

She operated a day care in her home for many years.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Mike Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Rushville City Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to her family.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/16/2011

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