Born Feb. 22, 1963, in Murphysboro, Ill., daughter of Lester L. and Wilma Edith King Rice, she was a member of the Tatum Chapel General Baptist Church.
On June 5, 1987, in Clarkton, Mo., she married Dale C. Tanner, who preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 1992.
Survivors include one son, Wesley Tanner and wife, Jessica, of Southaven, Miss.; three brothers, Lester Rice, Jr., of Dexter and Roger Rice and Rodney Rice, Sr., both of Clarkton and her parens Lester and Edith Rice, of Clarkton.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., today, Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Williams officiating.