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M. Opal Rice

M. Opal Rice, age 83, a resident of the Care Center of Abingdon, 801 West Martin Street, Abingdon, passed away at 8:18 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.

She was born Nov. 19, 1916 at Pocahontas, Ark., the daughter of Samuel and Mary Jane VanWinkle. She married Marion Rice on March 15, 1953 in Pocahontas. They were divorced

She is survived by one son, John Rice, of Arizona; one daughter, Diana Edmonds, West Plaines, Mo.; six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

She had lived in Abingdon since 1958.

She had worked at the former Blue Bell Manufacturing in Abingdon. She later worked for many years as a Nurses Aide at the Abingdon Nursing Home when it opened in 1965 retiring in 1979.

She was a member of Church of Christ in Abingdon.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Chapel in Abingdon.

Burial was in the Abingdon Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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