Barbara Rice

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February 3, 1935 - December 18, 2014

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Sunday, December 21st from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.


Monday, December 22nd at 10:00 a.m. Grace Lutheran Church


Barbara J. Rice, 79, of Columbus, passed away Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Friendship Village Health Center.
Preceded in death by parents, Ernest & Alice Reinhard; sisters; Evelyn Neff and Margaret Carle; brothers; James, Edwin and Alan Reinhard; daughter-in-law, Miriam. Survived by loving husband, James Roderick Rice. Children; Jack (Tammi) Rice, Jeffrey (Marilyn)Rice, Kathleen (Gerry) Vitek and Timothy (Rebekah) Rice. Grandchildren; James (Jenna), Gabrahm (Crystal), Kolbrin, Jacob, Audrey and David; sisters; Irene Wolfe, Janet Shuck, Carol Rittenour and Kathryn Britton. Numerous nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME 55 East Schrock Road Westerville, 2-4 & 6-8 p.m Sunday. Funeral service will be held at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 100 East Schrock Road Westerville, 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 22, 2014 with visitation one hour prior to service. Pastors, Will Hartfelder and Richard Walston officiating. Graveside service and burial will be held Monday 1:30 p.m. at Brokensword Cemetery, Bucyrus, OH (Crawford County) Friends, if they wish, may contribute to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church Foundation, 100 E. Schrock Road Westerville, Ohio 43081.


Bruce E. Hawkins - Dec 22, 2014

Rod and Family,
I am so sorry to hear about Barb’s passing. I just found out this AM or I would have been at the calling hours. She was a fantastic person and such a support to Rod and the family. My thought and prayers are with you.
Bruce E. Hawkins

Joe & Jane Whisler - Dec 21, 2014

May God’s peace and promise provide you with comfort during the days and weeks to come. Sending our sympathy to your family.
Joe and Jane Whisler

Christine and Don Ginder - Dec 20, 2014

To the entire Rice family,
It is so very hard to lose someone who is dearly loved, but the legacy of your Mother’s love lives on through you. Please know that you have our heartfelt condolences and prayers for peace.
Blessings and hugs, Chris and Don Ginder

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