Doris Jean Rice
  • Mt Ararat Cemetery
    1900 Couth 18th St.
    Centerville, IA 52544
  • Continental St. Joseph
    1900 South 18th St.
    Centerville, IA 52544

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“Johnny, I was sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Our old neighborhood and the farmers who lived there had special bonds that are seldom...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Beverly (Staley) Moyer - FL

“Dear Johnny, Sue Ann, Mark and Kelly, I wish I could be with you today. You are in my thoughts and in my prayers. Love, Mic ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Mic (Rice) McCafferty - Dallas, TX

“John, Sue Ann and family, Thinking of you with deepest sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. Ken...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Carol Andresen - Johnston, IA

“Hello John, Very sorry about your loss. While she lived a long life, it is never time for them to depart! You and your family are in our thoughts...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Martin L. Graber - Fort Madison, IA

“John and Family, Doris Jean was one of our beloved Moms. Cherish the memories. My thoughts are with you. Sam ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Sam Knowles - Des Moines, IA

“Dear John, I saw the notice of your Mother's passing. I remember her fondly and know that she and my parents had many interactions growing up and...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Larry Mallett

“To John - We are so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. May she now find the peace she so richly deserves. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Mary and Cris Jones - Perry, IA

“Hey LTC (retired) Rice, I am so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Please accept my deepest condolences. I pray for you and your family for...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Margaret Seals - Des Moines, IA

“Cherish all the memories. She will be missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Carmeline Murphy - Bondurant, IA

“I am sorry for your loss. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Gary Van Lengen - Johnston, IA

“John- Your family is in our prays. She was a wonderful lady. God Bless . Kenneth & Sharon (Henkle) Henderson ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Kenneth & Sharon (Henkle) Henderson - IA

“John and Sue:Please know that our thoughts are with you right now. Remember the happy times. Plan to see you on Thursday. Mary Sue and Tom ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Mary Sue Zaputil - IA

“Many fond memories of Doris. Please accept our sincere sympathy and prayers, and may your loving memories give you peace. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Dennis & Beverly Sisul Laurson - IA

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Doris Jean Rice, age 86 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville.

Doris was born on May 12, 1926 in Centerville, Iowa the daughter of Clyde and Dorothy (Garrison) Evans. She attended Centerville High School. Doris was united in marriage to Francis Rice on June 16th, 1946 in Centerville, Iowa. She was employed with Farm Bureau and Milady's Dress Shop before working in the Appanoose County Clerk of Court office for the majority of her career.

Doris is survived by her son John (Sue Ann) Rice of Ankeny, Iowa; grandchildren Kelly (Jordan) Harrison of Las Vegas NV, Mark Rice of Ankeny, Iowa; great grandchild Cole Harrison Las Vegas, NV.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Funeral services will be held 2PM Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville with Pastor Lloyd Johnston officiating. Visitation will be held from 1-2PM Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 preceding the funeral service. Burial will be in the Mt. Ararat Cemetery east of Centerville. Memorials have been established to either Mt. Ararat Cemetery or the Continental at St. Joseph's and may be left at or mailed to the Lange Funeral Home, 1900 South 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544. Condolences may be shared online at