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HILLIS & HARDWICK FUNERAL HOME OBIT:
Leona ‘’Grace’’ Rice, 84 of Zanesville, died 1:23 PM Monday, December 28, 2009 at Muskingum County Home. She was born Sunday, June 07, 1925 in Zanesville, the daughter of Thomas Dilcher and Blanche Clouston Dilcher. She married James B. Rice on Monday, March 29, 1942. Grace loved to crochet, quilt and cook. She loved to be around family and was a loving and caring mother and grandmother.
Leona is survived by four children: Joy (Bernard) Dutro, James (Billie) Rice, Steve (Marla) Rice and Glenna Rice; fourteen grandchildren; twenty six great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren and two special friends: Dorothy Cochran, Betty Ross and her guardian angel Marla.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: James Rice who died August 27, 1999; one sister and two brothers.
Friends may call Wednesday, December 30, 2009 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at The Hillis & Hardwick Funeral Home, 935 Forest Avenue where funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, December 31, with Pastor Doris Flynn officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. To sign the online register book or to send a personal condolence note please visit www.HillisHardwickFH.com