Helen L. Rice, 100, Smith Center, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in Smith Center.
She was born March 14, 1916, south of Cedar to Isaac William and Etta May (Martin) Eller.
She married William F. Rice on March 26, 1939, in Burr Oak. He preceded her in death Nov. 13, 1969. She was a retired beautician.
Survivors include four sons, Kelly Rice and wife, Joan, Emmett, Idaho, Douglas Rice and wife, Connie, Smith Center, Stanley Rice and wife, Nanette, Lakin, Sidney Rice and wife, Phyllis, Torrington, Wyo.; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Ross and Clyde Eller; and two sisters, Furn Hamilton and Marple Cole.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at All Faiths Funeral Chapel, Smith Center; burial in the Gaylord Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with family present to greet friends from 6 to 7 p.m. and from 8 a.m. until time of service Wednesday, both at the funeral chapel.
Memorials are suggested to Gaylord Church of the Nazarene or Hospice Services of Smith County, in care of the funeral chapel
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.allfaithsfuneralchapel.com.