Wilma J. Rice

Feb 13 1930
May 12 2017
87 Years
Wagontown, Pennsylvania

Wilma J. Rice, 87, formerly of Wagontown, passed away on May 12, 2017 at the Tel-Hai Retirement Community.  She was the widow of the late Raymond H. Rice who died in 2003.  Born in Lititz, PA, she was the daughter of the late  and Harlan H. and Gladys S. Tullock Hoffman .  

Wilma was a 1948 graduate of the Lititz High School. She was employed in the kitchen at the Coatesville VoTech School. She also baked and cooked professionally from her home.  

She was a member of Kings Way Independent Church of Sadsburyville, a life member of the former Martins Corner Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary and a 50 year member of a pinochle card club. She enjoyed camping with her husband and later enjoyed traveling with her sister.  

She is survived by her sister Dawn Ammon of Wagontown, her nieces and nephews, Cindy L. Cooney and husband John of West Caln, Timothy A. Ammon of East Fallowfield and Mark A. Ammon and wife Lisa of Wagontown, two great nephews and one great great nephew.  

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 11:00am from the Tel-Hai Chapel, 1200 Tel Hai Circle, Honey Brook, PA 19344 followed by interment at the the Glenwood Memorial Gardens in Broomall, PA.  Viewing at the Chapel  from 10:00am - 11:00am.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home, Parkesburg, PA. Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com

Service Date: 
May 14 2017 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Tel-Hai Chapel


Wilma was a very special lady.i watched her crochet in amazement that she could put together something so fast.then...the baked corn she cooked....fantastic. Not to mention her sweet pickles.aside from that she was very caring and had a smile on her face.i enjoyed an afternoon at camp when she dawn and i tried singing every song in the church hymnal.she was a worker too.god just got a very special person.love and prayers to you all.god bless.n

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Wilma was a very special lady. Always had a positive attitude. Last summer I would be visiting my aunt at Telhai and we spend HOURS on the front porch talking and laughing. Through the winter I would go in and she would be sitting in the lobby. I would complain about the cold, she would always say "it will be spring soon, we just have to deal with things we don't like!"  She was also very spiritual and  also like to sing. We would be sitting around and she would in her quiet voice break out in tune. I missed her when she moved out of lakeview and it's very sad I can't visit her. However I know she is happy in heaven... that was her goal!

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