Mary Elizabeth Rice, 86, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., died Friday, June 20, 2003, at the Misouri Veteran's Home in Cape Girardeau.
Born June 23, 1916, in Clarkton, Mo., daughter of the late Arthur Van and Dorothy Dona Dickey Rice, she was a Army W.A.C. veteran and served as auditing supervisor at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. She was mayor of Clarkton for two terms, and taught high school at North Pemiscot Schools in Wardell, Mo.
Survivors include one brother, Arthur Van Rice, Jr., of Clarkton and one sister, Marthann Staples, of Piggott, Ark.
Graveside servicces were held at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the Bloomfield Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Mo. with the Revs. Susan Sides and Jack Allen officiating.
Ford & Sons Funeral Home of Cape Girardeau was in charge of arrangements.