Frances Poore Rice

Mrs Frances Evelyn Poore Rice, 84, went to be with her Lord on February 4th, 2020, in Florence, KY where she resided for the past three years. Mrs Rice was born on August 10, 1935, to the late Edmon and Martha Miller Poore of LaRue Co. She was a graduate of Buffalo High School and grew up attending South Fork Baptist Church in LaRue Co. Mrs Rice was a resident of Hardin County for over 50 years, having lived in Vine Grove and Elizabethtown. Frances was married to Willard Seay Rice, Sr in Hodgenville, KY on January 4, 1959. He preceded her in death on July 6, 1996. Mrs Rice retired from Federal Government Service in 1986 after working at Fort Knox for over 20 years. She was proud to be associated with the US Army Armor and Engineer Board. Following retirement, she took great joy in working at Swope Toyota and Winn -Dixie (E.W. James) where she relished in helping others. She was a long-time member of Severns Valley Baptist Church and enjoyed being a member of the church choir. Mrs. Rice was preceded in death by her six siblings: Charles Burton Poore and his wife Pauline; Jesse Hubbard Poore and his wife Terry; Reuben Leigh Poore and his wife Helen; Aileen Edna Poore Gotschall; Mildred Louise Poore Finn and Ben Hagan Poore. She is also pre-deceased by several loving nieces and nephews. Mrs Rice is survived by her two children, Willard Seay Rice, Jr (Jennifer) of Union, KY and Martha Gail Rice Visgauss (Mike) of Lexington, VA. She was "Magaw" to her grandchildren Richard E "Trey" Lovisone, III and Caroline Elizabeth Rice. Mrs Rice is also survived by her brother-in-law Omer Finn (husband of Mildred); brother-in-law Glynn Rice, Sr; sister-in-law Shirley Rice; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. Visitation for Mrs Rice will be 4-8pm on Friday, February 7th at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. Visitation will continue on Saturday, February 8th, 10am-Noon at the funeral home, followed by the funeral service at Severns Valley Baptist Church at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation, 322 Eigth Avenue 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.


Friday, February 7, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home


Saturday, February 8, 2020 starting at 1:00 PM
Severns Valley Baptist Church

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