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Sharon Kay Rice, 80, of Valparaiso, formerly of Elkhart, passed away peacefully at her residence with her family by her side to be reunited in heaven with her loving husband, Marvin “Eddie” Rice, who preceded her on January 20, 2003. She was born on March 13, 1939 to the late Pierre “Pete” and Eileen (Moore) Lemon.
She is survived by her daughters, Cindy (Mark) Kroft and Amy (Matt) Hostetler; sisters, Sally Wierich and Patricia Misener; and three grandchildren, Ben (Lindsey) Kroft, Jake Kroft, and Khalan Hostetler. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and brother, Richard Lemon.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 1-3 p.m. at Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin St. Elkhart, IN 46514. Services will take place at the funeral home on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with an hour of visitation prior and Pastor Jeremy Sarber officiating. In accordance with the families wishes, cremation will follow. Memorial Donations may be given to the D.A.V Post 19 of Elkhart.
Sharon was very devoted to her family and loved her husband, Eddie, immensely. They were married on March 17, 1973 in Elkhart. Her full-time job was serving as a domestic engineer for her family and being an incredible problem solver. Her family always knew that if they had a problem, Sharon could solve it. Sharon was a very social lady and never knew a stranger. She had the ability to brighten up a room and bring joy to everyone she talked to. She loved to dance, read, and sew, but most of all she loved her family, especially her grandchildren. Sharon will be missed greatly by her loving family and many friends.
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