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Carole Kay Rice

April 26, 1944 ~ April 30, 2021 (age 77)


Carole Kay Rice, age 77, of Benton, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Friday, April 30, 2021 at the Benton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Memorial Celebration of Life Graveside Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 7, 2021 at the Logan Cemetery, with Rev. Brian Mixon officiating. Friends and family are asked to go directly to the cemetery.

Leffler Funeral Home of Benton; is in charge of the arrangements.

Carole Kay Rice was born on April 26, 1944 in Benton, IL; the daughter of Willie Haney and Thelma (Burton) Haney. She married James L. Rice in 1961 and he preceded her in death on October 1, 2004.

Carole was an LPN, having worked with many area nursing homes and Franklin Hospital.

She attended the Thompsonville Church of God.

Carole enjoyed feeding wild animals, especially birds and deer. She enjoyed cooking, shopping area Amish Stores, tanning and wearing makeup. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her grandsons.

Surviving is a son Steve Rice and wife Loretta of Logan; a daughter Cindy Darnell of Logan; Carole’s partner Keith Manzek of West City; three grandsons: Daniel Rice of West City, Kyle Darnell of Logan, Jim Pense of Logan; siblings: Bill Haney, Ronnie Haney, Earlene Haney, Brenda Khankan, Sandra Majdich; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a sister Linda Kraft.

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Celebration of Life
May 7, 2021

1:00 PM
Graveside Service

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