Helen M. Rice

October 27, 1930March 1, 2018

Helen Marie Fray Rice, of Evansville, formerly of Philpot, KY, passed away peacefully and painlessly at 7:00PM, Thursday, March 1, 2018 after a sudden illness. She was born October 27, 1930 in Henderson County, KY to Clifford and Flossie (Carter) Fray. She was a wonderful wife, mom and second mother to many. Helen was a master homemaker who was an excellent cook and seamstress, making all her children’s clothes. She was a letter writer and AVID FACEBOOK FANATIC and enjoyed genealogy research. Helen was preceded in death by Glen Rice, her husband of 55 years. She is also preceded in death by sister, Oneida Sharber, and brother-in-law, Bob Rice. She is survived by daughters, Lisa Mills (Jay), Becky Rice (Ric Zeigler), Glenna Markle (Scott) and Julie Coomes (Mike); sister, Kathleen Smith; sister-in-law, Carol Colburn; grandchildren, David, Katrina, Ann, Dusty, Adam, Kyle, Jenny and Jared; 11 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; nieces and nephews and many friends and extended family. A Funeral Service will be 10:00AM, Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Alexander North Chapel, 4200 Stringtown Road, with entombment in Alexander Memorial Park. Friends may visit 3:00 to 7:00PM, Monday, March 5, 2018 and Tuesday from 9:00AM to service time at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Mended Little Hearts of Evansville, IN. Condolences may be made online at


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Brenda Ralph

March 7, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of Helen's departure from this life. My daughters, Leslie and Jessy, thought a lot of Helen and Glenn. They are together once again. I learned of Helen's death to late to come to the funeral home, but she and all her family are in my thoughts and prayers.

March 6, 2018

Our thoughts are with you and your family at this mourning.

Lois and John Melton II

Ruth Roach

March 5, 2018

I was so sorry to hear of Helens' passing. Henry and I spent so time with you your mom and dad when we were young. Then as children came along and I worked, we didn't have much free time.We met at Henderson at Golden Corral for a few great times. The last time we saw them your dad was not well, but he wanted to come over to see Henry. It was really special for them, they had been friends before your mom or I had came along. Henry passed away 7 years ago, and I can relate how it changes your life.

The Staff of Lakeside Manor

March 5, 2018

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with your family during this difficult time. Helen will remain in our hearts forever.

Susan Brandle Newton

March 5, 2018

Helen was a amazing women. She got me started in Geneology and I found out we were kin through her husband Glenn Rice. She was a devoted wife and mother. She loved her family. She will be dearly missed in so many ways. Will never forget her.

Charlotte Schultz

March 3, 2018

Helen cherished her family and friends. Cousins to her were an important part of her life and I fell very blessed to be one. I didn't get to see her often in the latter years but I always knew how to reach her. She will be missed.

Tom Cox

March 3, 2018

Helen, your smile would light up a room when you entered.
Your wit and sense of humor always kept people guessing.
I loved when you were early for your appointment you said, “ that’s ok I’m with family”. Well that’s how we felt as well. We too have lost a very special family member. My thoughts and prayers go out to all her friends and family...Tom

Lainey Stricker

March 2, 2018

Helen Marie, you are such a special lady. I am so grateful that I got to know you. Your stories always fascinated me, and your humor was unparalleled. I am so thankful for your family, as they’ve treated me as their own. Thank you for welcoming me into your family with such a warm heart. You will always have a special place in my heart and mind and we will all miss you so dearly.


March 2, 2018

Mrs Rice was always a person with a smile on her face. She had a bit of a smirky smile at times. lol She cracked me up when I was growing up. I wish i could have been around her more when I was older. She was a wise lady. I can remember one night she helped me through a rough time. I will always have that in my memories. Love you Julie and my prayers go out to you and all of your beautiful family.

Angie Schmitt Word

March 2, 2018

Helen was the sweetest, I still can’t wrap my head around her sudden illness My heart goes out to her daughter Julie and my daughter in law Jenny, and her precious children. They are most certainly missing out on a amazing lady. Much love to your family and condolences from us.
Eric and Angie Schmitt -Word