Janice L. Rice, 85

-AUG. 15, 2013

August 15, 2013
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Janice Lorraine "Toots" Rice, 85, of Hagerstown, Md., departed this life on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at her home. She passed peacefully with her family and beloved dog, Cody, at her side.

Born in Hagerstown, she was the youngest daughter of Earl Miller Shifler and Pearl Virginia Jones Shifler.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Rudy.

She is survived by her one remaining sister, Helen "Peck" Cianelli; her adoring children, Sherry and Steve Burkett of Statesboro, Ga., Vickie and Randy Hemphill of Fairplay, Md., Kathleen Walsh of Ocean City, Md., Michelle "Mick" Walsh of Hagerstown, Andrew "Boo" and JoAnn Walsh of Sharpsburg, Md., and Terri Walsh-Jones and Patrick Renner of Boonsboro, Md.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one niece; and one nephew.

She was a member of Valley Grace Brethren Church, where she enjoyed being a part of "God's Golden Gang."

She enjoyed shopping, going to yard sales, and spending time with family and friends.

A funeral service will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Pastor Ray Barger will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday one hour before the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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