Beverly June Rice, 95, Melvern: May 30, 1925 – Aug. 20, 2020

MELVERN, Kan. – Beverly June Rice, 95, passed away Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka, Kan. She was born May 30, 1925, in Melvern, Kan., the daughter of Vincent and Bessie Lemons Boyer.

Beverly had lived most of her life in the Melvern community. She was a homemaker, and a member of the American Legion Post 317 Auxiliary.

On Oct. 19, 1942, Beverly was married to George “Don” Rice, in Ottawa, Kan.

Beverly was preceded in death by her husband, Don, on June 6, 2019; a daughter, Pat Kronk in 1972; her parents, Vincent and Bessie; a brother, Steve Boyer; a grandson, Vince Rice in 2013; and a daughter-in-law, Barbara Rice in 2015.

Beverly is survived by her six children, Jim (Teresa) Rice, of Melvern, Trudy (Bill) Orender, Osage City, Kan., George Rice, Clay Center, Kan., Christine (Marlin) Orear, Melvern, John (Dorothy) Rice, Osage City, and Karen (Larry) Allison, Melvern; and 19 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, at the Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon, Kan. Burial will be in the Melvern Cemetery. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to services Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice Care or American Legion Auxiliary, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences can be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.

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