Rev. Norman E. Rice

July 27, 1933 ‒ May 22, 2013

Ashley, Ohio

Rev. Norman E. Rice, 79, of Ashley passed away peacefully Wednesday evening May 22, 2013 at the Wintersong Village Nursing Home, Delaware.

He was born July 27, 1933 in Jackson County, Ohio to Ralph and Mildred (Morris) Rice.

He worked 27 years with Mansfield Tire and 8 years as custodian with Olentangy Schools. He has been an Ashley resident since 1976 where he also served as minister for the Ashley Wesleyan Church. He also was a very familiar face and greeter at the Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home in Ashley. He was a member of the United Rubber Workers Local #17.

Left behind to cherish his memory are his daughters, Barbara Jarvis of Ashley and Brenda (Randy) Shanton of Ray; son, Roger (Chrys) Rice of Ashley; 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; sisters, Helen and Patricia Miller of Barberton; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Marcena Mae Rice in 2011, grandson Jack Rice, and a brother Raymond.

The family will receive friends on Saturday May 25th from 12:00 (noon) until time of funeral services at 2:00 pm at the Bennett Brown Rodman & Snyder Funeral Home, 307 E. High St., Ashley. Burial will take place on Tuesday May 28th at 11:00 am at Fairmount Cemetery in Jackson.

Contributions may be made the funeral home to help with expenses.

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