Dixie Rice

A memorial service for Dixie Rice, 69, former Clinton resident, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton, officiated by family members.

Mrs. Rice died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in Tulsa, after a short illness and hospital stay.

She was born March 24, 1945 in Liberal, Kan., the daughter of Alvin James and Gloria Dixon.

Growing up in the Texas Panhandle, she graduated from Dumas, Texas, High School in 1963. She married Delmar Rice on Aug. 17, 1963.

Mrs. Rice also attended Dickenson Business College in Amarillo, Texas, where she studied accounting and office management.

After raising her family, she moved and settled in Clinton in 1999, where she raised four grandsons, Michael, Matthew, Marcus and Celly.

Mrs. Rice was employed with Western Plains Library, Dr. James Coffee and Southwest Counseling Services.

She was well known to the Clinton wrestling program and could be seen at most Clinton school events supporting one of her grandchildren.

She recently had moved to Claremore to help Marcus and Celly go to welding school.

Preceding her in death were her parents; one sister, Shirley Carlile; and a grandson, Matthew Thomas.

Survivors include two sons, Travis Duane Rice and his wife, Christine, of Milan, Ill., and Danny Rice; two daughters, Darla Orr and her husband, Loy, of Shattuck, and Brandee Deanne Hampshire and her husband, Sammy, of Vidor, Texas; grandchildren, Trey Rice, Brandon Orr, Keith Orr, Mike Thomas, Jaci Hawes and her husband, Justin, Marcus Thomas, Celly Thomas, Rowdy Rice, Rapsody Duggar and Devon Howard; great-grandchildren, Kehli Thomas, Tuezdai Hawes, Bryleigh Thomas, Jasper Hawes and Camillia Dugger; a sister, Lynae Anderson and her husband, Dan, of Harrisonville, Mo.; an aunt, Dorothy McGehee of Liberal, Kan.; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

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