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Clara "Susie" Lene (Harp) Rice

June 25, 1931 ~ October 30, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Clara "Susie" Rice Obituary

Clara “Susie” Lene Rice, 92, passed away quietly on October 30, 2023, at home surrounded by her loving family.

Susie was born June 25, 1931, in Nixa, Missouri, to the late William and Ruby (Jones) Harp.  On August 14, 1949, she married Martin Rice in the state of California.  Susie was a homemaker in California.  After moving back to Columbia, MO, she worked at the University of Missouri in the PT department.  She was a founding member of Midway Heights Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School, led the choir and led music for VBS for many years.  She was an avid reader, flower gardener, painter, crocheter and crafter.  She also made several wedding cakes for family and friends.  She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Susie will be greatly missed by her daughter, Brenda McGaffic, along with eight grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and many family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Rice, a daughter, Karen Roberts, five brothers and a great-granddaughter.

Susie’s visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, November 7, 2023, from 5:30-6:30 PM at Midway Heights Baptist Church with a Celebration of Life service to follow at 6:30 PM.

Memorial contributions may be made to Midway Heights Baptist Church, Missions Fund, 6801 W Rollingwood Blvd, Columbia, MO 65202.

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Services

Gathering of Family and Friends
Tuesday
November 7, 2023

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Midway Heights Baptist Church
6801 W Rollingwood Blvd,
Columbia, MO 65202

Celebration of Life
Tuesday
November 7, 2023

6:30 PM
Midway Heights Baptist Church
6801 W Rollingwood Blvd,
Columbia, MO 65202

Graveside Service
Wednesday
November 8, 2023

12:00 PM
McConnell-Bledsoe Cemetery
Union Chapel Road
Nixa, MO 65714

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