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Helen N. Cripe Rice, 96, passed away Thursday, May 18, at Courtyard Healthcare.
On July 19, 1941, she married Edwin Cripe in Fort Wayne. He died Sept. 28, 1969.
She later married Howard E. Rice in 1972. He also preceded her in death.
Survivors include five daughters, Cheryl (Tom) Perry, Merritt Island, Florida, Debbie Wiese, Middlebury, Lorie (Bill) Johnson, Glenview, Illinois, Tammy (Bob) Glass, Townsend, Tennessee, and Teresa (Pete) Harrison, Rocklin, California; and four sons, Greg (Mary) Cripe, Mahtomedi, Minnesota, Dr. David (Erika) Cripe, White Pigeon, Michigan, Dan (Barb) Cripe, Elkhart, and Gary (Jill) Cripe, Cement City, Michigan.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 21, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen.
A funeral Mass will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, May 22, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Goshen.
Burial will follow at Violett Cemetery, Goshen.
Published on May 19, 2017
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