Dianne "Susie" Louise Rice

Dec 18 1948
Jan 30 2020
71 Years

Dianne "Susie" Louise Rice, 71, of Pomeroy, passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at the Paoli Memorial Hospital. She was the beloved wife of James William Rice with whom she shared 22 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Clifford Reeder and June Warden Reeder.

Dianne was an area resident all her life and a 1966 graduate of the Henderson High School in West Chester. After high school she continued her education and became a LPN. She was employed at the Coatesville VA Medical Center for 33 years until her retirement in 2011.

She is survived by her son Robin Harp, his wife Tracy and their two children - Irelyn and Davi - of Trout Run, PA, her daughter Tara Harp-Curran, her husband John and their daughter - Fiona - of Orlando, Florida, and her daughter Amber Harp, her fiancé Brian, and their two children - Teaghan and Piper - of East Fallowfield, PA. Dianne also had three loving stepdaughters: Melissa Jones (Mark) of Geigertown, PA, Michelle Laster (Michael) of Bensalem, PA, and Marisa Gehris (Steve) of East Fallowfield, PA, and 7 additional grandchildren, as well as 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Dennis Reeder.

Dianne was a dedicated mother and wife first and foremost. She treasured her husband, children, and grandchildren, embracing every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Mom-Mom. She was everyone's favorite "Fireball," had a spirited personality and always made people around her smile with her wit, comments, and sense of humor. She made a lasting impression on those whose paths she crossed. Dianne was also an avid animal lover, loving and caring for her many dogs with James throughout the years.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Parkesburg United Methodist Church, 411 Main St, Parkesburg, PA 19365 with visitation at the church from 9:30 AM until service time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in her memory to CHOP 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104 or the Brandywine Valley SPCA by clicking this link: https://bvspca.org/donate/give/

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg. Online Condolences can be made at www.wildefuneralhome.com

Service Date: 
Feb 22 2020 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Parkesburg United Methodist Church, 411 Main St, Parkesburg, PA 19365


Dear Ricey and family,

Doug and I were saddened to hear about Susie.

With sincere sympathy our thoughts and prayers are with you and you family at this difficult time.  


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Dear Rice/Harp family,

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother Susie!

In our hearts and prayers we are there with you. 
We wish you all the strength in this difficult time!



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We are so sorry to hear about Susie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May all the memories you have of your life together help get you through this difficult time. Love , Bonnie, Rob & Cheyenne

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I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother Tara.  I know what a difficult time this is for you and your family.  I am praying that God will wrap you and your family in his loving arms and give you peace in your time of sorrow.  Sending you hugs and love ♥️

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You and your family are in my prayers sorry for loss 🙏

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RIP My Dear Friend And Co Worker 💐

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