Mary Madelyn Rice

Mary Madelyn Rice
1928 — 2018
Funeral Services for Mary Madelyn Rice age 89 of Neligh, NE were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Neligh with Father Christopher Onuoha and Father James Kramper officiating.  Burial was in Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Visitation was held Monday, April 9, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church with Rosary at 7:00 p.m.
She passed away at Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk, in her sleep surrounded by her two sons, Michael and Ron and his wife, Deb and their children on April 6, 2018.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be directed to the Neligh Public Library.
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Mary Madelyn Conger was born on April 16, 1928 to Roy and Mary Margaret (Connelly) Conger.
She was raised on Roy and Margaret’s farm with her older brother, Jerry and younger brothers John (Jack) and Pat.  She graduated from Neligh High School 1945.
She was united in marriage to Arlo Rice on June 10, 1951, just prior to Arlo’s deployment to Korea.  They had three children, Michael, Ron and Mary Jo.  She obtained her teaching degree and degree in Library Science.
She was a life long member of St. Francis Catholic Church and also a member of the Rosary Sodality.  Throughout her life she was an avid reader, gardener, and music lover.
She is survived by her sons, Dr. Michael J. Rice of Denver, CO, Ron (Deb) Rice of Neligh, NE, and son-in-law, Doug Schueths of South Dakota.  Grandchildren:  Erin Conaway, Michael Rice, Jr., Colleen Geary, Aaron Rice, Shelby Rice, Kristin Rice, Austin Rice, and Katie Schueths. 6 great grandchildren
Preceded in death by her parents, husband, and daughter Mary Jo Schueths.