Judy A. Rice, 78, passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth.
Born on February 25, 1943 in Plymouth, Indiana she was the daughter of Howard and Sylvia (Drummond) Stiles. She attended West High School in Plymouth, graduating with the class of 1961. On July 6, 1963 she married Everett Rice in Plymouth.
Judy was known as “super grandma,” always spoiling and taking care of her grandchildren. She worked for Wagner Wire in production and finally Tractor Supply Company as a cashier for 13 years until she retired in 2008. Judy loved to go camping. Everett and Judy raised rabbits for years often being very involved with the Marshall County 4-H. Elvis was her crush and she would regularly attend Elvis conventions. She finally made it to Graceland and told her family that she could finally die happy.
She is survived by her sons: Jeff (Ronda) Rice of Argos; Tim (Brenda) Rice of Nappanee; sister Carol (Bruce) Gerhart of Plymouth; granddaughters: Robin, Sydney and Ashton; great-granddaughters: Gracie Ganshorn, Kimberly McCartney and Autumn McCartney.
Judy is preceded in death by her parents, husband Everett, brothers: Paul Stiles, Charles Stiles and Harold Stiles.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 11:15 am in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth with Life Celebrant James Smart officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Marshall County Humane Society, 11165 13th Road Plymouth, IN 46563.
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Janis Bottorff says
Jeff, Tim & family
My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.
RIP Judy 🌹
We worked together at TSC we had some good times
Kelly (Rooney) Thacker says
Jeff, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember meeting her years ago and she was such a sweetie. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Suzi keefe says
Jeff & Ronda, So sorry for your loss. Hugs for everyone
Suzi Keefe ❤️
Lori Mills says
I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother Jeff. My heart goes out to you. God will get you through this. Prayers for you and your family.
Michele Carey says
Jeff so sorry to hear about your mom.
John Louderback says
RIP Aunt Judy love all the memories over the years and time spent with everyone you will be missed love you all !!
Ann Renee says
It is nice to know that Judy was blessed with long life, but even with all those years I know they weren’t enough for those who held her so dear to their hearts. To her beloved family, I extend my deepest condolences. May Judy’s memories forever put a smile on your faces. In God’s care, she is at peace. John 5:28,29; Psalms 37:29
Jamie Stiles says
Tim and jeff your mom was awesome and a beautiful person. She will be greatly missed.
Very sorry for your loss.
Ed Barcus says
Tim, Jeff and families,
Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Such a funny and sweet lady to say the least. Such a big personality and heart for such a little lady. She will be missed by all who knew her. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
She used to babysit for me as I lived across from her family sorry to hear she gone