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Mary Belle Upchurch Rice

Death 7 Mar 1926 (aged 61)
Burial Wayne County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 59002023 · View Source
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Wayne County Outlook
8 Apr 1926

On the morning of the 7th of March, 1926, widow of the late John Rice, died at her home in Cooper, after an illness of five years with tuberculosis. She celebrated her 61st birthday just four days before her death. Although we were not expecting her to be with us much longer, her death was an awful shock to us - a shock that only a mother's death can bring.

Of course, we cannot understand why our dear mother should be taken from us and our home broken up (a home always ceases to be home when a parent is taken).

At an early age she professed faith in Christ and joined the Baptist Church at New Hope, after which she lived a beautiful, consistent Christian life. We are proud of her example as a Christian, her stainless character, and her good name which cannot be taken from us. Her advice and teaching we are sure will be ever present with us, helping us to meet the hard problems, to resist temptation and to desire to push forward to higher and higher things in life.

On the 31st of March 1877, she was married to John Rice, from this union seven children were born, six of whom survive her.

The great consolation we have is that she is asleep in Jesus's arm, knowing this and knowing that God never makes mistakes, we would not call her back into this world of sorrow and suffering if we could. We will try to live without her as hard as it seems for us.

We can better give her up when we know that we can go to her in the future and live with her throughout eternity in unbroken peace where there shall be no more parting.
Daughter of Henry Alvin & Susan Hurt Upchurch / Wife of John H. Rice

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  • Created by: Sharon Brown
  • Added: 21 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59002023
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Belle Upchurch Rice (3 Mar 1865–7 Mar 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59002023, citing Rice Cemetery, Wayne County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Sharon Brown (contributor 46637485) .