Mt. Vernon Register-News

Obituaries

June 25, 2013

Rose Rice

Rose Dallape Rice, 93, of Benton, passed away at 6:03 a. m. on Sunday, June 23, 2013.

She was born Nov. 4, 1919, in Coello, the daughter of Ferdinando and Angelina Dallape. She married Robert G. “Bob” Rice on Jan. 27, 1940, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 2, 2011.

In 1950, Rose and her husband started Rice Produce, later Rice Foods, and continued in that business until retirement in 1985. She was an active member and supporter of North Benton Baptist Church for more than 70 years. She and Mr. Rice were ardent supporters of Benton and Rend Lake College. They were named Chamber of Commerce “Citizens of the Year” in 1993. Rose and Bob established the first endowment fund at Rend Lake College to guarantee a perpetual annual scholarship to assist Rend Lake College students.

Rose is survived by a daughter, Eleanor Rice Glenn (Nealy) of Mt. Vernon; daughter-in-law, Maureen German Rice of Benton; five grandchildren, Michelle Glenn Mote (Keith) of Glen Ellyn, Kristin Glenn Haycocks of Nevada, Cheryl Glenn (Weslyn) of Charleston, S.C., Elisabeth Rice Fung (Pete) of Frisco, Texas and Daniel Rice (Rosslind) of Carterville; 11 great-grandchildren, Erica Mote, Erin Mote, Haydn Haycocks, Gus Haycocks, Jordan Fung, Jacob Fung, Caleb Fung, Devrah Fung, Braden Rice, Zachary Rice and Nicholas Whitlock; and several nieces and nephews, including Jackie Galloway of Benton.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the North Benton Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Auxier officiating. The family will greet friends from 12:00 p.m. until the beginning of the service at the church. Burial will be in the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bob; son, Robert Douglas Rice; one brother, Frank Dallape (Dorothy); four sisters, Lena Bruno (Joe), Iva Sedlack (Albert), Emma Burke (Osie) and Betty Courter (Tom); and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John and Wilma Rice and Bertis and Betty Rice Jones.

For those who wish, memorials may be made to the North Benton Baptist Church and will be accepted at the church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory in Benton where you may call 438-8711 or visit www.hobbsjohnson.com for further information.

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