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Alice Marie Rice, 75, of Cumberland passed away Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, with her husband and family at her side. Heaven has gained one feisty angel!
Born Oct. 5, 1942, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Pendleton Arbogast and Annie Hamilton Arbogast Ruhl. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Robert "Bud" Arbogast.
Alice is survived by her husband of 56 years, Robert E. "Bob" Rice, Sr.; a sister, Clara Mae Frantz of Romney, W.Va.; three sons, Robert E. Rice Jr. and wife Kim, of Easton, Michael Rice and wife Jody, of Limestone, Tenn., Adam Rice and wife Pam, of Short Gap, W.Va.; eleven grandchildren, Renee Massa and husband Tim, of Montgomery City, Mo., Joshua Rice of Easton, Sarah Rice of Thomasville, Ga., Maggie Condon and husband Jeffrey, of Easton, Michael Rice Jr., Callie Rice, Emma Rice, Elisha Rice, Isaac Rice, of Limestone, Tenn., Serenity Rice, Anara Rice of Short Gap, W.Va.; two great-grandchildren, Caleb Massa, Colin Massa of Montgomery City, Mo.
Per her wishes, Alice will be cremated and no funeral or graveside services will be held. A Celebration of Life fellowship will be scheduled for a later date.
Alice was an avid cat lover and had a big heart for helping others. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memorial to Union Rescue Mission, PO Box 1614, Cumberland Md. 21502 or donate online at urmcumberland.org
Published on December 2, 2017
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