Vincent Lee Rice, 37, Melvern: Aug. 10, 1975-May 26, 2013 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Vincent Lee Rice, 37, Melvern: Aug. 10, 1975-May 26, 2013

MELVERN – Vincent Lee Rice, 37, passed away May 26, 2013, at Melvern Lake. He was born on Aug. 10, 1975, in Ottawa, the son of James and Teresa Walker Rice.

Vince had lived most of his life in the Melvern community. He graduated from Marais des Cygnes Valley High School, attended Flint Hills Technical College, Emporia, and Salina Area Technical College for welding, and divers academy in New Jersey. He was a welder and boilermaker with Local 83 of the Boilermakers Union, Kansas City, Mo. He was a member of the True Grace Community Church near Melvern.

He was married to Shelly Newsome; she preceded him in death in May 2007.

He is survived by his parents, Jim and Teresa Rice, Melvern; a sister, Jenny Hays, Topeka; two stepdaughters, Michelle Sands-Tipton and Danielle Ferrell; grandparents Don and June Rice, Melvern; and uncles, aunts and cousins.

Funeral services will be 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 31, at the Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. Burial will be in the Melvern Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Osage County EMS and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451.

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