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Katie was always a pleasant & kind lady wherever or whenever I would see her.
She always had a big smile talking about her family, especially her granddaughter. She will be missed by many. augBF Please accept my smypathy.

Posted by: Judy Meckstroth - Piqua, OH - Friend   Feb 18, 2013

So sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies are with you. I always loved Katie's spark and enthusiasum. I ran into her and Doc at Buffalo Jack's the last time I saw her. She had brought your Dad into have supper. He was having a hard time of it but she managed to get him there and they both enjoyed visiting while eating. They were good people, and were admired by me for their independence and dedication to each other.

Posted by: Dana Schilling - Troy, OH - aquaintance   Feb 13, 2013

Katherine was such a sweet person, thoughtful of others, fun. She will be missed.

Posted by: Bill & Jodi Phipps - Oldenburg, IN - friends of Katherine Rice's son   Feb 13, 2013

We all Miss Dear Katie at Sterling House and were deeply saddened when she passed. I only knew her a short time as one of her caregivers but she left a huge impression on me and I will never forget her. Her snow white hair, her pot of jelly beans, her cup of tea and that sense of humor. Even in her worse times she could still smile and laugh at life. In all her suffering I have never known

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Posted by: Deb Mcneal - Piqua - Caregiver at Sterling House   Feb 12, 2013

Your family was so accepting and caring and I am grateful that I got a chance to get to know them. They will be truly missed and I hope it's comfort that both your "Mops" and your Dad left a lasting impression on so many--me included. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
Deepest Sympathy,

Posted by: Megan Pace - Springboro, OH - Friend   Feb 12, 2013

Eric and Steve, I will never forget the kindness and generosity of your mom and dad (Mops and Pops) during my time in Troy. Katie and Don treated me as family and welcomed me warmly into their home and their lives. I have great memories of scrumptious meals cooked by your mom and enjoyed with your whole family, and am grateful for having spent time with you all. Know of my loving support.

Posted by: Mary Wacker - Wentzville, MO - Family   Feb 11, 2013

Steve, Gina, & Eric,
I'm so sorry to hear about Katie's passing. Please know that you will all be in my thoughts while you're going through this difficult time. ~ Barney

Posted by: Karen Phillis - Covington, OH   Feb 11, 2013

Eric and Steve, we are sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was a wonderful, caring lady, and we will remember her always.

Posted by: Joel and Kathy Miller - Covington, OH - Former neighbor/friend   Feb 11, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Katie was a ball of fire and will be remembered as someone who greeted all with a beautiful smile.

In your loss, please know that you are remembered. We are praying for you and your family Eric.

Posted by: Bob and Jan WAcker - Chesterfield, MO - family friend   Feb 10, 2013