Mary Marlene Rice, 86, died Thursday, July 16, 2020 at the Indiana Regional Medical Center.
The daughter of Clyde and Nora (Barnett) Putt, she was born March 23, 1934 in Clymer, PA.
Marlene was a graduate of Pine Township High School and a current member of the Grove Chapel Lutheran Church. She had been employed numerous years by Marion Center High School as a cook.
Marlene loved to spend time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. As time permitted, she enjoyed doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles, sewing, knitting, and crocheting.
Surviving are her children Terry Rice and his partner Brenda Mocek, Creekside, and Nancy (Elkin) Lingenfelter, Indiana; grandchildren, Stacey Keith and partner Fred Troup, Indiana, Monica (Josh) Kunkle, Creekside, Bryan (Amanda) Rice, Elderton, Crystal (Joseph) Rushton, Dixonville; great grandchildren, Devin and girlfriend Emma Bland, Taylor, Kadince, Amber, Mark, Myles, Max, Danny, Kenzie, and Bryanna; sister, Eleanor Grundy, Virginia; brother, Wayne (Myrna) Putt, Indiana; former daughter-in-law, Janet Rice; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding Marlene in death were her parents; husband, Clair “Fred“ Rice; son, Richard; daughters, Renee and Mary Beth; and two brothers, Dean and Gordon Putt.
Friends will be received on Sunday from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm at the John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home. An additional hour of visitation will be held from 10 am to 11 am Monday morning. Funeral service will follow in the Lefdahl Chapel with Rev. Micah McMillen, officiating. Interment will be in the Grove Chapel Cemetery.
As per state regulations, masks and social distancing will be required.
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