Roger N. Rice

Born: Fri., Oct. 19, 1945
Died: Mon., Aug. 5, 2013


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thu., Aug. 08, 2013
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Thu., Aug. 08, 2013
Location: Frame Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Aug. 09, 2013
Location: Frame Funeral Home

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Roger N. Rice     loving father, grandfather and brother
Farmers Valley- Roger N. Rice, 67, of Coleville Rd., passed away Monday (August 5th, 2013) at his residence following an apparent heart attack.
Born October 19th, 1945 in Port Allegany he was a son of Donald and Ruby Shields Rice.  On October 22nd, 1966 in the Eldred United Methodist Church he married Jean Ann Kelley, who passed away February 17th, 2013.
Roger was a 1963 graduate of Otto-Eldred High School.  He had resided in Coryville and on Coleville Rd.  his entire life.
Mr. Rice had served with the Army National Guard.  He was employed by Pierce Glass which later became St. Gobain for 43 years retiring as a line mechanic in 2008.
Roger was a member of the McKean County Beagle Club.  He enjoyed raising AKC registered beagles for many years.  He loved all Hunting, especially turkey hunting.  He loved following his grandchildren’s sporting events and was an avid NASCAR and local dirt track fan.
Surviving  are one son, Todd (Jodi) Rice of Smethport; Lori (Joe Ezzolo) Rice of Duke Center, and Kelley (Jim) Taggart of Coryville; 11 grandchildren, Brandon, Kyle, Amanda, Kiyah, Alicia, Jordyn, Bailley, Amy, Megann, Brittany and Broc; two brothers, Don (Donna) Rice of Duke Center and Richard Rice of Kent Hollow, Coryville. He is also survived by his mother in law, Imogene Kelley of Eldred.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Rice-Baber in 2005.
Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at the Frame Funeral home in Eldred where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 am with the Rev. Gary Sheesley officiating.  Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery, Farmers Valley.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the Donor’s choice.
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Diane Smith
   Posted Wed August 07, 2013
Dear Todd, Lori and Kelly,

My love and blessings are with you. May God wrap his arms around each of you. Roger and Jean Ann were very special people who gave so much. Jean Ann is in my thoughts daily and I know Roger will be there also. They are together enjoying each other again.

Diane Smith

Robert Baxter
   Posted Wed August 07, 2013
So sorry to hear of Rogers passing, prayers go out to the family!

Terri Johnson
   Posted Thu August 08, 2013
Lori,Kelli, and Todd, I am so sorry to hear about your Father. You had two of the best parents anyone could ask for, there's not a person around that didn't love them! Prayers for you and your children. Terri Johnson

Joy M. Ammerman
   Posted Thu August 08, 2013
Todd, Lori, Kelley and all of Roger's Family Members,
I was saddened to hear of Roger's passing. He was a great person and always so very nice and kind to everyone. He is now with the love of his life, Jean Ann. He was so diligent in caring for her throughout her illness. As his family you can be so very proud of him. Yes, he will be missed; but, the memories you all have will carry you through this trying time. Todd, Lori and Kelly keep his spirit alive and pass the memories and good times to his grandchildren. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Joy Ammerman

marion mccaslin
   Posted Thu August 08, 2013
My deepest sympathy, Todd,Lori,Kelley and families. your father was a quiet and gentle man who was friendly to everyone,i am so sorry for your loss. marion.

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