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Sharon Kay (Graber) Rice

December 19, 1944 ~ December 27, 2020 (age 76)


Sharon Kay Rice, 76, died on Sunday December 27, 2020 at CHI St Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock, AR. She was born December 19,1944. She was married to Dale Edward Rice who preceded her in death. Sharon is survived by 3 children, 3 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. Sharon was a former activities coordinator at Lima Manor Nursing Home and founder of Grampy’s House (a non-profit visitation exchange center for children) in Lima, OH. She loved to cook, read James Patterson novels, pass on her knowledge to her great grandchildren, and watching Elvis movies. Sharon will always be remembered for her generosity, loving nature, kindness, and most of all as being known as Gram to everyone she knew. Her favorite saying was, “it’s a great life if you don’t weaken.”  Funeral services will take place in Ohio. Memorial contributions can be made to the Malvern Police Department Haunted House fund in Malvern, AR.  Arrangements entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home.  Online guestbook:  www.SmithFamilyCares.com.

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