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Leona M. Rice, 93

Leona Marie Rice, age 93, of Ellsworth, died Saturday, June 7, at the Ellsworth Care Center, Ellsworth, Wis.

Leona was born on Oct. 31, 1920, in Ellsworth, the daughter of Lorin and Rose (Barr) Ottman. She was an Ellsworth High School graduate. Leona married Calvin Rice on June 21, 1947, in Red Wing, Minn. Calvin passed away in 2001.

Leona loved flower gardening, bowling and playing Euchre.

She is survived by her three children: Dick (Kathy) Rice, Ruth Weinberg (Tom Johnson), and John (Jacquie) Rice, all of Ellsworth, Wis.; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her sister, Rose Marie (Neil) Peterson; and other relatives and friends.

Her husband Calvin; parents; and brothers: Marvin and Donald preceded her in death.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at the Hill Funeral Home, Ellsworth, Wis. Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Ellsworth. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until time of services on Wednesday.

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Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ellsworth, WI is assisting the family with arrangements.