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Monday, February 18, 2013

Jean Ann Rice, 66, of Coleville Rd., Smethport, PA

Jean Ann Rice 
loving wife, mother and grandmother

Jean Ann Rice, 66, of Coleville Rd., Smethport, PA passed away Sunday (February 17th, 2013) in the Bradford Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

Born September 2nd, 1946 in Olean she was a daughter of Ivan and Imogene Phipps Kelley. On October 22nd, 1966 in the Eldred United Methodist Church she married Roger Rice, who survives.

Jean was a 1964 graduate of Otto-Eldred High School. She had resided on Coleville Rd. since 1979.

Mrs. Rice was employed at the Olean Times Herald for several years, later she was employed by the Smethport High School in the guidance office as a secretary for over 25 years before her retirement in 2011.

She was a member of the Pennsylvania Retired Teachers Association and a past member of the Forty Coachmen Camping Club. 

She loved being with and spending time with her grandchildren. She loved shopping, garage saleing and collecting Boyd Bears; later in life she became a NASCAR fan.

Surviving in addition to her husband is her mother, Imogene Kelley of Eldred; one son, Todd (Jodi) Rice of Smethport; two daughters, Lori (Joe Ezzolo) Rice of Duke Center and Kelley (Jim) Taggart of Coryville; eleven grandchildren: Brandon, Kyle, Amanda, Kiyah, Alicia, Jordyn, Bailley, Amy, Megann, Brittany and Broc; two brothers, Donald Kelley of Erie and Robert (Kelley Backus) Kelley of Farmers Valley; one sister, Debra Kelley of Eldred; she is also survived by her God-son, Josh Stebbins.

She was preceded in death by her father on October 5th, 2011.

Friends may call Tuesday (February 19th) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 am with Pastor Gary Sheesley officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery, Farmers Valley.

Memorials contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Online Condolences may be made at www.framefuneralhome.com

1 comment :

Greg Elderkin said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to Jean Ann's family.. She will be missed.

When I was in high school, I remember almost everyday I would walk past her office and see her busy, working. Jean Ann was a nice lady, always willing to help out.

Rest in Peace, Mrs. Rice.