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Bertha Mae Webster Rice
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Birth: Jun. 18, 1935
Death: Aug. 15, 1998

ROCK ISLAND - Services for Bertha Mae Rice, of 111 20th St., will be 11 a.m. Friday at Olivet Baptist Church, Rock Island. The Rev. Duane Sleet will officiate. Burial will be in Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island. Visitation is 10-11 a.m. Friday at the church. Mrs. Rice died Saturday, Aug. 15, 1998, in Oakland, Calif. Hodgson Funeral Home Ltd., Rock Island, is in charge of arrangements. She had worked at Rock Island Arsenal, the former LeClaire Hotel and Walker's-Royal Cleaning Service. Bertha Webster was born June 18, 1935, in Homer, La., to Jessie and Velma (Humphrey) Webster. She was married to John T. Bursey. He preceded her in death. She married Raze B. Rice in 1954 in Muscatine, Iowa. She was a member of Olivet Baptist Church, Rock Island. She enjoyed caring for her family. Memorials may be made to the family. Survivors include her husband; daughters, Gail Fulton, Rock Island, and Shirley Rice, Davenport; sons, Willie Bursey, Dail Rice and Sidney Rice, all of Rock Island, Arthur Rice, Fort Madison, Iowa, and Darrel Rice, Mount Sterling, Ill.; a grandson, Eric Rice, whom she raised; a special child, Jonnes France Silas, Rock Island; her mother-in-law, Lena Wafer, Rock Island; 22 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; sisters, Georgeann Jackson, Oakland, and Jessie Mae Adams, Detroit; brothers, Willie C. Webster and the Rev. Walter Lee Humphrey, both of Oakland; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Bursey; a daughter, Debra Rice, in September 1973; brothers, Louis T. and Booker T. Ferrell; and a sister, Marie Webster.

Chippiannock Cemetery
Rock Island
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Ken Nagel
Record added: Jun 13, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 112281318
Bertha Mae <i>Webster</i> Rice
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Bertha Mae <i>Webster</i> Rice
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