Deborah 3x8.5 “Kay” Rice, 68, of Eureka, died on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at her home in Eureka.

She was born on September 29, 1951, in Eureka, the daughter of Lloyd O., Sr., and Virginia Morain (Gaffney) Rice. She was raised in Eureka and attended local schools, graduating with the Class of 1969. She later attended Friends University and completed an Associate of Science Degree in General Business. She then went on to Butler County Community College and completed an Associate of Arts Degree.

She worked at the Phillips Pipeline and for Southwestern Bell. She also worked for a time for the Greenwood County EMS and the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Department. She was a security officer at Butler County Community College. She retired in 2012 after 21 years at the college.

She was a member of the Christian & Congregational Church.

She is survived by two siblings, Lloyd O. Rice, Jr. of Eureka; and Ann Virginia Marshall of Washington, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Gerald Eugene “Jere” Rice.

Cremation has been effected. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 30, at Greenwood Cemetery with Chaplain Mark Somerville officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to Good Shepherd Hospice. Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, Eureka, KS 67045, which is overseeing arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family online, at ou a happy th of July!

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