Ferne Morris Rice Obituary


Prominent Young Jackson Township Woman Dies After Being Stricken While Caring for Chickens.


WAYNESBURG, Aug. 7. - Mrs. Ferne Morris Rice, 28, wife of Edward L. Rice, of Jackson Township, on of the well known women of Greene County died suddenly at 6:45 a.m. today at her home. She had been in her usual health and this morning was tending a flock of chickens when she suffered a fatal heart attack that caused almost instant death.

Mrs. Rice was a breeder and trainer of fine riding horses, and was known at many of the horse shows in this section for her horsemanship.

She was born Oct. 29, 1912, in Jackson Township, a daughter of Fannie F. Morris, of Jackson Township, and the late Robert M. Morris. She spent her entire life in that township, and was graduated from Center Township High School in 1933. She was a talented musician and vocalist, and was a member of Holbrok Christian Church and of the Pythian Sisters Lodge at New Freeport.

On January 12, 1943 [sic] she was united in marriage with Edward L. Rice, who survives. To that union were born two children, James Morris Rice, at home, and Charles Edward Rice, who preceded his mother in death.

Funeral services will be held at the Rice home, Holbrook R. D. 1, at 2 p.m. D. S. T., Sunday, August 10, conducted by the Rev. F. H. Gerrett, pastor of the Holbrook Christian Church. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery, Rogersville.

Newspaper obituary, date and source unknown (Greene County, PA)

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