Shirley Rice, age 80, of Urbana and formerly of Saint Paris passed away at 7:05 a.m. on Friday, September 21, 2012 in the McAuley Center. Born on September 11, 1932 in Urbana, Shirley was a daughter of the late Wayne and Francis (Hagenbuch) Davis. She married John Rice on April 11, 1953 and he preceded her in death on February 13, 2010. Together they raised four children: Teresa (Kenny) Smith of Alabama, Jeff A. (Debi) Rice of Hilliard, Rebecca (Chuck) Lyons of Christiansburg and Lisa Rice of Urbana. She was a proud grandmother of to: Jeff (Bec) Rice, Jr., Adam Smith Joe (Candi) Layman, and Dale (Jodi) Layman. She is also survived by eight great grandchildren: Brigg, Megan, Ashley, Ethan, Dale, Emily, Sarah, Jacob and Brock. She is also survived by two sisters, Pat McKenzie of Fairborn and Winifred Winnie Stokes of Urbana. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a brother William Davis. Shirley was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, St. Paris. She was a member of the American Legion Post #0286 Ladies Auxiliary in New Carlisle. When she was able she enjoyed her Red Hat Society friends in Fairborn. Shirley formerly worked as an aid in Lawnview, Urbana. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 121 E. Walnut Street with Father Greg Konerman presiding. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, St. Paris. One hour of visitation will be held in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield Street, Saint Paris, on Saturday October 6, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, C/O St. Marys Catholic Church, 231 Washington Avenue, Urbana, Ohio 43078. Condolences to the family may be sent to www.shivelyfuneralhomes.com.
Visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m on Saturday, October 6, 2012 in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield Street, St. Paris, Ohio
A funeral mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 121 E. Walnut Street, Saint Paris on Saturday, October 6, 2012.