OBITUARY

Deloras T. Rice

November 5, 1920February 24, 2018
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Deloras T. Rice, 97 of Waynesburg, died Saturday, February 24, 2018 in Casa Grande, AZ, in her daughter Millie’s Arizona home. She was born November 5, 1920 in Mannington, WV, a daughter of the late Harry H. and Mildred Renshaw Thomas. Deloras was a 1937 graduate of Center Township High School and had also attended Fairmont State College. She lived most all of her life in Greene County. She was a member of the Washington Street United Methodist Church and at one time a member of several Bridge Card Clubs. Deloras was also recognized by the State of Pennsylvania for her 50 plus years of perfect voting attendance. On November 25, 1943, she married Edward Rice, who died January 9, 1992. She is survived by a son, Tom Rice of Ormond Beach, FL; two daughters, Millie (Odie) Rohanna of Waynesburg, and Nancy (John) Ivy of Livingston, TX; eight grandchildren, Tammy (Brandon) Rice-Bailey, Jennifer DeLyca, Amy (James) Beller and Matthew (Madelyn) Rice, all of Wisconsin, Michelle (Tim) Cost of Southport, NC, Melissa (Eric) Kindervater of Waynesburg, Becky (Tony) Diep of Houston, TX, and Edward (Ilyn) Karshin of Walter, TX; 16 great grandchildren, including two very special great grandchildren in her life, Kohl and Emma Kindervater; two great-great grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren. Deceased are a step-son, James Morris Rice; and a grandson, Scott Thomas Rice. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 pm on Sunday in the Behm Funeral Home, 182 W. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370, where funeral services will be held on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., followed by interment in Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg. Condolences may be expressed online at www.behmfh.com.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 5, 2018
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Linda Helphenstine

March 5, 2018

Millie, Melissa and Family. So sorry to learn of the passing of Deloras, I only knew her through the connection to your family with my sister, Cyndi Adams. Your video tribute is beautiful , what wonderful memories it shares, and I love the picture of my mom and Deloras in their hiking clothes and their “walking sticks”. I really enjoyed each picture and the love and fun each conveyed. Thank you for sharing such personal memories. Sending love, prayers and a Healing Presence to all who love and miss her.

Linda Helphenstine

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Biography

Deloras T. Rice, 97 of Waynesburg, died Saturday, February 24, 2018 in Casa Grande, AZ, in her daughter Millie’s Arizona home.
She was born November 5, 1920 in Mannington, WV, a daughter of the late Harry H. and Mildred Renshaw Thomas.
Deloras was a 1937 graduate of Center Township High School and had also attended Fairmont State College. She lived most all of her life in Greene County.
She was a member of the Washington Street United Methodist Church and at one time a member of several Bridge Card Clubs.
Deloras was also recognized by the State of Pennsylvania for her 50 plus years of perfect voting attendance.
On November 25, 1943, she married Edward Rice, who died January 9, 1992.
She is survived by a son, Tom Rice of Ormond Beach, FL; two daughters, Millie (Odie) Rohanna of Waynesburg, and Nancy (John) Ivy of Livingston, TX; eight grandchildren, Tammy (Brandon) Rice-Bailey, Jennifer DeLyca, Amy (James) Beller and Matthew (Madelyn) Rice, all of Wisconsin, Michelle (Tim) Cost of Southport, NC, Melissa (Eric) Kindervater of Waynesburg, Becky (Tony) Diep of Houston, TX, and Edward (Ilyn) Karshin of Walter, TX; 16 great grandchildren, including two very special great grandchildren in her life, Kohl and Emma Kindervater; two great-great grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren.
Deceased are a step-sons, James Morris Rice; and a grandson, Scott Thomas Rice.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 pm on Sunday in the Behm Funeral Home, 182 W. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370, where funeral services will be held on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., followed by interment in Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg. Condolences may be expressed online at www.behmfh.com.