Peggy J. Rice

| December 1, 2016

Rice, PeggyWARSAW – Peggy Joyce Rice (Dayton), 78, of Warsaw, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on November 30, 2016 at the home of her granddaughter in Port Byron, Illinois after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.

Peggy Dayton was born in Coshocton, Ohio, the daughter of Charles and Helen (Clark) Dayton on May 16, 1938.  She graduated from Conesville High School in 1956.  On July 29, 1956 Peggy married William Franklin Rice in Coshocton, Ohio and they celebrated 32 wonderful years together prior to his passing.  The couple was blessed with one son, William Floyd Rice.

Peggy lived on a farm most of her life and retired from Conesville School Corporation, Buehler’s Food and Longaberger.  She was an active member of both Emmanuel Lutheran Church and the Pink Lady Society.  Peggy thoroughly enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, visiting with friends, and loved nothing more than spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by six grandchildren, Stacy Hager (David Chaney) of Blissfield, Jamie (Matt) Fritch of Port Byron, IL, Scott Rose (Sherri Bustamante) of San Diego, CA, Jennifer (David) Mart of Lexington, VA, Joshua (Ashley) Rice of Bryans Road, MD,and Jessica Rice of Conesville; nine great-grandchildren,  Christian Rose, Jade Fritch, Colin Mart, Jackson Fritch, Lucas Rose, Bella Rose, Mira Fritch, Emma Rice, and William Chaney; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Helen; husband Bill; and son Billy.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 5, 2016 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Coshocton, with Pastor Bryan Kittner officiating.  Burial will follow at Branch United Methodist Church Cemetery near Coshocton. Visitation will be Sunday, December 4th from 2:00  to 4:00 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinic for all of their assistance and care.

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