James Robert “Bob” Rice

Funeral services for James Robert “Bob” Rice, 65, Tonganoxie will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will follow at Hubbel Hill Cemetery in Tonganoxie. He passed away Monday, May 18, 2015 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Bob was born August 25, 1949 in Independence, KS the son of Franklin Hendrix and Elvira Pearly (Emry) Rice.

He was a Union Local #441 Pipefitter.

He was a member of Pipefitters Union and Abate of Kansas. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle.

He married Kathleen Hadley May 26, 2001 in Eureka Springs, AR. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include stepdaughters, Elizabeth and Emily; two step granddaughters; twin brother, Bill Rice, Tonganoxie; and niece and nephew.

The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service from 1 – 2 p.m. at the mortuary.

9 Condolences

  1. Vickie Hoffman Hill on May 19, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    My sympathies, Kathleen. May God embrace and keep you during this difficult time.

  2. Julie Rice on May 19, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    I am sorry to hear this news. I hope he rests in peace. And may all of the family find comfort in that. You will be missed Cousin Bob

    With Love,

  3. sheril latham on May 20, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    I am so very sorry to learn of Bobs death. he was a good friend and I will miss him very much.

  4. Michele (Garrett) Simpson on May 20, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    My sympathies to Bob’s family. He was such a good person. He was also a very, very good and faithful friend to my sister Kathy. I know they are back together now.

  5. Linda Rice on May 20, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    When Bob would call me, we could discuss the family history and we’d have a grand old time. I’m going to miss our phone calls. He was the best cousin a person could have.

  6. Maureen Cunningham on May 20, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    I’m so sorry Cousin Bob passed. I hope you have peace Kathleen, Elizabeth, Emily and Cousin Bill. Bob was an outstanding cousin. We had so many great times together and he was always there for me. He had a very good heart, full of love. He came all the way to St. Louis to make me go up in the arch. Although time slows us down our youthful antics never left my thoughts nor my heart. Rest in peace Bob. I loved you.

  7. Maggie on September 16, 2015 at 11:48 am

    I’m very sorry to see this about Bobs passing. I met him many years ago for a brief and memorable summer. I’m glad to see that it looks like he had a great life with good people around him. I’m glad I had the chance to know him even for that short time.

  8. joyce hazel on December 23, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    I just discovered Bob passed been sick so much myself for over a year. Started feeling better and was planning to make a trip to ks. finally when we started checking on where everybody was. I must not have gotten my new number to him. I am so sorry for your loss, for all our loss.

    joyce hazel

  9. Nasser Al baghli on July 25, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Dear Rice family,
    I’m very sorry for your loss. Bob was a wonderful and kind person. We met him in 2005 when we were looking for a house in lawrence. I hope he rests in peace.
    Al Baghli family-Kuwait

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