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Ruth Marie Rice

September 21, 1926 - July 22, 2018

Private funeral services  were held at the Trinity United Methodist Church, Algonac, MI.

Ruth Marie (Hickmott) Rice, age 91, joined the love of her life, John Rice, on Sunday, July 22, 2018. John was given specific instructions to wait for her in a house on a beautiful lake.

Ruth was born on September 21, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan to Edward Lewis Hickmott and Anna Melissa Jane (Welch) Hickmott.

She married John William Rice, Jr. on September 6, 1947 in the Grace Evangelical and Reformed Church in Detroit. Ruth and John moved to Algonac in 1953, where they made their lifetime home and welcomed two children, David and Janet. Ruth worked for the Algonac School System until her retirement.

She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Algonac Red Hatters, Women’s Society, a life member and Past Matron of Emily Ward Ch. OES and member of Cornell Marysville Ch. OES.

Ruth is survived by her children, David (Lessie) Rice and Janet (Joe) Prusik, her grandchildren Ashley Prusik, Joshua Prusik, Katrina Myers, and Krystal Thompson, and 7 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband John, her parents, her brothers Bruce, Jack, and Charles Hickmott, her sister Mildred Hickmott, her sisters-in-law Audrey, Margaret, and Eleanor Hickmott, and infant brothers Edward, Leo, and Leon Hickmott.

Private funeral services had been held at the Trinity United Methodist Church. Memorial donations may be made to the Family Wishes. Arrangements by the Gilbert Funeral Home, Algonac.