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Doris Jane (Hatton) Rice

Doris Jane (Hatton) Rice, 88, of North Manchester, IN, with ties to Bippus, died on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at home.

Mrs. Rice graduated from Bippus High School in 1951. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Manchester College and her master’s degree at St. Francis University. She taught at various area schools and finished her teaching career at Northfield High School. She also worked on the family farm, for the post offices in Servia and Bippus.

She was born on was born October 21, 1933, to Delbert J. and Neva G. Goff) Hatton, Doris in Bippus. She married Allen D. Rice on August 17, 1952.  He survives.

Additional survivors include sons, Michael (Bev) Rice, of Warsaw, Ronald Rice, of Indianapolis, Steven Rice, of Bippus, Douglas (Lisa) Rice, of North Manchester and Andrew (Jennifer) Rice of Bippus; daughters, Rebecca Rice of Indianapolis, Bonnie Smith, of North Manchester and Jennifer (Brian Shield) Rice, of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Katie (Jordan) Weaver, Matt (Ashley) Rice, Nathan Smith, Justin (Lisa) Rice, Jordan Rice, Jayde (John Olesen) Rice, Ethan Rice, Lindsay Rice, Audrey Rice, Evan Riceand Drew Rice and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Daniel Smith.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 22. J.P. Freeman officiated.  

Arrangements were handled by McKee Mortuary.

Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Servia.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, Virginia 22202.
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