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Edna A. Rice

November 29, 2017

Edna A. RiceEdna A. Rice, 100, formerly of Theresa, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at Samaritan Summit Village, Watertown.

Edna was born on Wellesley Island September 26, 1917, daughter of William H. and Hattie M. Sovey Gould. She attended Clayton schools. On October 12, 1940 she married Leland P. Rice in the parsonage of Natural Bridge Methodist Church with Rev. Albert Walker officiating. Leland died September 18, 1992.

Edna is survived by her daughter, Marjorie A. Barker, Adams; two sons and their wives, Gordon L. and Elizabeth, Powhatan, VA and Daniel W. and Michelle, Redwood; four grandchildren, three foster grandchildren, three great grandchildren, two step great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Along with her husband, Leland, Edna was predeceased by her five brothers, Charlie, Harry, Frederick, Floyd, and Gerald Gould, and her two sisters, Hazel Sheley and Gladys Eckert.

She was a self-employed hairdresser in Theresa for 25 years, living in Theresa from 1950 to 2001. She then lived in Evans Mills and Adams before moving into Summit. Edna was a very active member of Depauville Order of the Easter Star and served as its Matron on two separate occasions.  At the age of 80, she learned to swim.

Graveside services in St. Lawrence Cemetery, town of Cape Vincent, will be held at a time and date to be announced in the spring of 2018. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to a charity of choice or to South Jefferson Rescue Squad, Inc., 38 Main St., Adams, NY 13605. Online condolences to her family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#18 Carl Andrews 2017-12-06 09:02
So sorry for your loss. Bonnie and Carl
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#17 Tim Aiken 2017-12-05 07:40
A fine woman, mother, and wife. The best to the Rice family.
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#16 Ellen Glenn Childs 2017-12-04 22:27
Marjory and Gordon, please accept my condolences. It is hard, becoming the older generation...Be st to you both and to the rest of your family.
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#15 Marilyn M Bartlett 2017-12-04 12:17
My thoughts and prayers are with you Dan, Michelle and family for your loss.

Marilyn Bartlett
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#14 Sandra Marr 2017-12-03 23:20
I'm so sorry to hear about Aunt Edna's death. May she rest in peace. She led a good long life.
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#13 Bob VanTassel 2017-12-03 08:21
Borden, Sorry for your loss
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#12 Karen Moseley 2017-12-03 00:30
Deepest sympathies to all.
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#11 Rhonda Cuffee 2017-12-02 21:39
My deepest condolences to the Rice Family. Rhonda Ashwood- Cuffee
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#10 Cliff Carr 2017-12-02 18:39
Condolences to Dan and Michelle and all the Rice family.
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#9 John Huddleston 2017-12-02 16:31
I was a neighbor on Bridge Street in Theresa for many years. I wish to send my condolences to the family at this time.
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