Daniel Warren Rice

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Daniel Warren Rice, 54, Sheldon, Mo., passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014, at Freeman Health System, in Joplin, Mo., following a short illness. Danny was born Sept. 23, 1959, in Lamar, Mo., to Loren H. Rice and Olive Lorraine (Gillispie) Rice. He was married Jan. 21, 1995, to Laverna Bright, in Bronaugh, Mo., and she survives of the home.

Danny was raised in the Sheldon area and graduated from Lamar High School Class of 1977. He then worked at the Sheldon Co-op and Sheldon Grain and Feed before going to work for 3M, in Nevada, where he has worked the past 23 years. Danny enjoyed farming and raising cattle. He hauled a lot of hay at a young age for several area farmers. In his spare time he loved to rabbit hunt.

In addition to his wife, Laverna, he is survived by two sons, Jacob Rice and John Rice, both of the home; two brothers, Tim Rice and his wife, Jeanne, Mt. Vernon, Mo., Clifford Rice and his wife, Christy, Lamar; two sisters, Martha Crafts and her husband, Gary, St. Peters, Mo., and Beth Pettibon and her husband, Bruce, Moundville, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 11, at Ferry Funeral Home.

No other services are planned at this time.

Contributions may be made in his name to a Scholarship Fund for his sons or to the Vernon County Cancer Relief in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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