Elsie Grace Rice, age 88, of 146 Main Street, New Providence, died Thursday, Jan. 31 at her residence following a brief illness.She was the widow of William B. Rice, Sr. who died April 31, 1980. Mrs. Rice was born in New Providence a daughter of the late William and Ella Maude Smith Gleisner. A homemaker who enjoyed quilting, she was a member of New Providence Church of God.

Elsie is survived by a son William B. Jr., married to Vicki of New Providence; two daughters, Joan L., married to David Comfort of Holtwood, Betty Ann, married to Maurice Waters of New Providence; 13 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; and a sister Helen Brown of Lancaster.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. from the Reynolds Funeral Home, 144 East State Street, Quarryville, with Pastor Lawrence Metzler officiating. Interment will follow in New Providence Mennonite Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday at 10 a.m. until the time of service. Kindly omit flowers. Contributions may be made in Elsie's memory to American Heart Association, 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603 or to American Cancer Society, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603.

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