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Obituary for Lula (Stratton) Rice

Lula Stratton Rice, of Lakeview, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family early, Tuesday morning, April 11, 2017 at Mary Rutan Hospital. She was a few days short of celebrating her 99th birthday (April 24, 1918). She was the fifth of six children born to Minnie Catherine Wale and Harry Wilbert Stratton. She survived brothers Ernest, Floyd, Walter “Tug”, Howard “Stroot” and sister Mabel Lu was born in Lakeview and grew up on the “Marsh” north of Indian Lake, played basketball for Stokes Twp School and married William B. Miller in Lakeview. They had sons, Gary, Harry and Barry and later as a single mother, she subsequently worked for Westinghouse. There she met Eldred Eugene “Gene” Rice and they were married on May 24th, 1957 and a son, Donald Eugene Rice was born, her fourth son. She lived most of her life in Lakeview, except for 10 ½ years in Southern California, Lu was a 12 year Lakeview council woman, and a member of Post 39, Amvets Auxiliary. After working at Westinghouse, she then worked and retired from Copeland. She was a loving and caring mother to four boys. A loving grandmother to 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren. She is survived by all of her children and her spouse Eldred Eugene “Gene” Rice. They had a long, wonderful and loving relationship of 60 years. She will be missed by many, many people. Viewing will be Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm. Services will be Friday, April 14th at 1 pm conducted by grandson, Pastor Gregory Miller, at Shoffstall’s North Main Chapel in Lakeview, followed by a graveside service at Huntsville Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview. Condolences may be expressed at shoffstallfuneralhome.com.


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Visitation

Thursday

13

Apr

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Shoffstall Funeral Home - North Chapel

115 North Main Street
Lakeview, OH 43331

Visitation

Thursday

13

Apr

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Shoffstall Funeral Home - North Chapel

115 North Main Street
Lakeview, OH 43331

Service

Friday

14

Apr

1:00 PM
Shoffstall Funeral Home - North Chapel

115 North Main Street
Lakeview, OH 43331

Cemetery Details

Location

Huntsville Cemetery

3691 County Road 37W
Huntsville, OH 43324

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