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EmmaLou Stone Rice
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Birth: Jul. 1, 1928
Wabash County
Indiana, USA
Death: Sep. 17, 2012
Fort Wayne
Allen County
Indiana, USA

OBITUARY - "The Paper" of Wabash

EmmaLou Rice, 84, of rural Lagro, Indiana, died at 3:00 p.m. Monday, September 17, 2012 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born July 1, 1928 in Lagro, to Thomas and Laura (Troxel) Stone.

EmmaLou was a 1946 graduate of Lagro High School. She married Robert E. Rice in Nappanee, Indiana on April 2, 1949. She drove school bus for Metropolitan School District for 31 years and substituted for 10 years. She was also a homemaker and a farmer, and enjoyed making hay. EmmaLou was a member of the Lagro United Methodist Church. She was known as the neighborhood mom and also known for her cherry pies. She enjoyed the outdoors, animals, working jigsaw puzzels, horseback riding, was an avid mushroom hunter, and loved attending all the grandchildren's activities.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Rice of Lagro; 6 children, Thomas (Melissa) Rice of Lagro, Barbara (Dennis) Biehl of North Manchester, Steven (Carolyn) Rice of Lagro, Jane (Tim) Houlihan, Susan Rice, and Laurie (Randy) Shafer, all of Wabash; 13 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren; and her sister, Ruth Ellen Stone of North Manchester. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers and a sister.

Funeral services will be held at Lagro United Methodist Church, 1100 Main Street, Lagro on Friday, September 21, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. with Rev. Rick Borgman officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery, Lagro. Friends may call 4-8 p.m., Thursday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash.

Preferred memorial is United Methodist Children's Home, Lebanon, Indiana.

Family links: 
  Thomas H Stone (1885 - 1962)
  Laura E Trachsel Stone (1888 - 1935)
  Robert E Rice (1927 - 2013)*
  Howard E Stone (1913 - 2002)*
  Russell Glen Stone (1914 - 2000)*
  Donald Thomas Stone (1919 - 2011)*
  EmmaLou Stone Rice (1928 - 2012)
*Calculated relationship
Hopewell Cemetery
Wabash County
Indiana, USA
Created by: v f
Record added: Sep 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97380188
EmmaLou <i>Stone</i> Rice
Added by: v f
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- Lagro HS Class of 1946
 Added: Dec. 2, 2012

- v f
 Added: Sep. 19, 2012

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