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Jane K. Rice

Jane K. Rice     “beloved mother, grandmother, and sister”

MILLPORT, PA---Jane K. Rice, 67, of Millport, passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after a long illness.
     Born June 12, 1947 in Shinglehouse, she was a daughter of Murray E. and Ethel Densmore Kemp.
Jane was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School, class of 1964.  She attended St. James Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Hornell, NY and later studied nursing at Corning Community College in Corning, NY.  
     Jane was the office nurse for the late George Mosch in Coudersport for many years.  She was a school bus driver in Shinglehouse for 18 years.  She was also a loving teacher’s aide, having mentored Noah Howard who taught her as much or more than she did him.  Jane held many other positions in the area and was currently serving as Oswayo Township secretary.
     Jane was a member of the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse, a member of Eureka Chapter #52 Order of the Eastern Star in Shinglehouse, and a charter member and secretary of the former Oswayo Valley Lions Club in Shinglehouse.  She had been a 4-H leader for many years.  She loved painting ceramics, working in her flower gardens, and being outdoors.  In her earlier years she enjoyed hunting and fishing.  Her greatest love was her family.
     Surviving are a son, Jason R. Rice of Coudersport; a daughter, Kelly J. Bauer of Ehrhardt, SC; two grandsons, Kaleb M. Rice and Kyle C. Rice, both of Ulysses; a brother, Neil D. (Barbara) Kemp of Pennsburg; a sister, June K. (Gary) Murray of Shinglehouse; a sister-in-law, Gloria J. Kemp of Shinglehouse; and several nieces and nephews.
     In addition to her parents, Jane was predeceased by a brother, David M. Kemp.
     Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, where a memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, and the Rev. Fred Kemp, pastor of the Potter County Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, officiating.  
     Members of Eureka Chapter # 52 O.E.S. will conduct a memorial service on Tuesday evening in the church.
     Flowers are gratefully declined and will be provided by the family.  Memorials in Jane’s name may be made to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 68, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or to the Potter County Hospice, 269 Route 6 West, Coudersport, PA 16915.
     Jane’s family has entrusted her care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.


Kelly, Jason and Kemp Family,
My sincere condolences.  Jane was like a mom to me, and for many years made me feel part of the Rice (Kemp) family.   You are in my thoughts and prayers.  I have many wonderful memories from school bus rides, family events, to maple syrup making of the years with the Rice's and Kemp's.  Sorry I was not able to be there in person having just got the news.

God Bless!
Paul Grimone and Family

Paul Grimone Mar 12 2015 12:00 AM

Some of my fondest memories of Jane were when she, her sister and my sisters would sing for church.  As I use to live a few doors down from her, there were usually projects of some kind that needed done and she was always so grateful for the help.  Her warmness and bubbly personality will be greatly missed.

Randy Perkins Mar 11 2015 12:00 AM

Kelly, Jason and Kemp family,
    Jane was like a second mom to all of us kids in Millport. Kept us on the straight and narrow when we were young and took care of us when we got older, at our many memorable parties at her house. We have so many fond memories of Jane and I'm  particularly happy that both my children got to meet her and share in some before we moved to Oklahoma. Jane tell our mom(grandmom) Hi in heaven and give her a big hug from us. You will be sorely missed and god has added another Angel in heaven.

With love and sincere condolences,

The Bickel family

Tim, Angela,Taylor and Tucker Bickel, Mar 10 2015 12:00 AM

We are so very sorry for your loss.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mike, Beth (Austin), and Eli Bell Mar 10 2015 12:00 AM

My sincerest condolences to Jane's family. While I have not seen Jane for quite a while I have the fondest memories of growing up as cousins. She was the one who made everyone laugh and who had the sunniest of personalities. She will have a very special place in heaven and will be greatly missed here on earth.

Karen (Moore) Wilcox Mar 10 2015 12:00 AM

I will always remember Jane from the years all of us boys (Myself,Jason,Jimmy C.,Jimmy G) all used to hang out at Jasons and drive her crazy with our antics but I know she loved every minute of it.I can still picture her sitting at the table drinking her coffee and laughing at us.She will be missed!!

Patrick Prince Mar 9 2015 12:00 AM

My prayers and thoughts are with the family.  Jane was a great friend and I'm sure she will be dearly missed.  I have great memories of Jane in the time that I was a pastor there in Shinglehouse.

Bob Achey Mar 9 2015 12:00 AM

To the Jane Rice Family. My thoughts and prayers are with all you at this difficult time.

Gina Shall Mar 9 2015 12:00 AM

I remember Jane when she was a mere child.  So sorry for the families great loss.

Diane Rapchick Benham Mar 9 2015 12:00 AM

Neil, June and other family of Jane Rice.  My sincerest condolences to you all on your loss.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Donna Hanks Holly Mar 9 2015 12:00 AM

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