SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. — Maxine L. Rice, 87, of Shinglehouse, died on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, from COVID.
Born Tuesday January 16, 1934 in Coneville, she was the daughter of Golden R. and Marjorie V. Stonemetz Calhoun. On May 21, 1955 in Elmira, NY, she married John M. Rice, who died on June 16, 2004.
Maxine graduated from Shinglehouse High School, Class of 1950. She graduated in 1954 from Arnot-Ogden School of Nursing in Elmira, NY. feeding with milk.
Maxine was employed as a nurse at Arnot-Ogden Hospital in Elmira and later at Olean General Hospital in Olean, NY, as a nurse and later as a nursing supervisor, retiring in 1986 .
For some time after her retirement and the death of her husband, Maxine resided in DeBary, Florida.
Maxine was a member of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Shinglehouse. While living in Florida, she attended mass at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in DeBary. She was a member of the American Nurse’s Association and a member of the Potter County Red Cross.
She enjoyed many trades. Her greatest love was her family. She enjoyed the charitable work of her church, the food bank and St. Anne’s Nursing Club, where she took her blood pressure and helped patients on doctor’s visits.
The survivors are two sons, Stephen J. (Larry Brown) Rice of DeBary, Fla. And Christopher J. Rice of Shinglehouse; three granddaughters, Chelsie J. (Andy) Cornelius, Heather A. (Darren) Turner and Kristen B. (Ronn) Thompson; two grandsons, Sean C. Rice and Scott A. Rice; one step-granddaughter, Casey Zawry; one step-grandson, Corey Willhoit; and nine great-grandchildren, Emily Cornelius, Holly Cornelius, Taylor Turner, Dylan J. Turner, Rylee Thompson, Reese Thompson, Reagan Thompson, Gabriel Rice and David J. Rice, and two step-great-granddaughters; one sister, Gayle L. (Bernard) Zawrotny of Bath, NY; one daughter-in-law, Cindy Rice; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Maxine was predeceased by a son, Daniel P. Rice; three brothers, Baby Calhoun, Dennis D. Calhoun and Gary D. Calhoun.
Due to the COVID pandemic, there will be no public tours. A Christian Burial Memorial Mass will be held at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Shinglehouse, on a date and time to be announced. Interment will take place in Rathbone cemetery in Coneville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made at St. Theresa Catholic Church, PO Box 277, Shinglehouse, PA 16748; to a chapter of the American Heart Association; or a chapter of the American Cancer Society.
Maxine entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director / owner of Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express your condolences or share a fond memory of Maxine, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.
Published by Olean Times Herald on October 23, 2021.