Allen L. Rice, 71

SALINEVILLE – Allen L. Rice, 71, of Salineville, passed away suddenly Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in the Salem Community Hospital.

Born Jan. 15, 1943, in East Liverpool, he was the son of the late Alvero and Mary Louise Edmondson Rice.

Mr. Rice graduated from Wellsville High School and was employed by First Energy for 30 years.

He enjoyed working in his garden and giving away most of what he grew.

One of his passions was to feed and watch the birds each and every day.

Allen is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Janet Grimm Rice; daughter Kristi Gordon of Naples, Fla.; sons, Timothy Allen Rice of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Scott Rice of Salineville; sisters, Mary Ann Heckathorn of Lisbon, Lane (Mike) Wilson of Rogers, Delorma Pfupajena of Wellsville; six grandchildren, Devin Zabala, Darci Annarat, De’Lani Cao, Alexia Walulik, Austin Needham, and Aubrey Roe; and three great-grandchildren, Darren Flora, Aaliyah Annarat, and Elliona Walulik.

As per Allen’s wishes, a memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, at the Wellsville Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, with Minister Allan Foster officiating.

Afterwards, we will be gathering for fellowship at the Wellsville Alumni Center.

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