Stephanie Danielle Rice, 19, 29750 Township Road 338, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at Akron Children's Hospital.
She was born Sept. 28, 1993, in Millersburg to Terry and Susan (Miller) Rice, and was a 2012 graduate of River View High School. She had a great passion and love for music. She also loved life, and spending time with her family and friends.
Surviving are her parents, Terry and Susan Rice of Warsaw; brothers, Chad (Jennie Smith) Long and Toby (Christina Lyons) Rice, both of Millersburg, Stephen Rice of Warsaw; a sister, Miranda (Nicholas) Meyers of Hopkinsville, Ky.; her grandfather, Jerry Rice and grandmother, Norma Miller, both of Millersburg; uncles, Homer (Mandy) Rice of Mansfield, Mike (Sheri) Miller of Millersburg, Gary Rice of Shreve and Richard (Sue) Rice of Millersburg; an aunt, Elizabeth Butler of Millersburg; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and many, many friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Atlee Miller; and grandmother, Emma Rice.
Stephanie's family requests that those attending services at the funeral home come dressed casual and in green colors.
Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 15 at Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw, with the Rev. Matthew Tweddle officiating. Burial was in Spring Mountain Cemetery.
Stephanie's family would like to thank all the staff of the 5600 floor oncology unit at Akron Children's Hospital, from the doctors and nurses to the housekeeping staff and the Ronald McDonald House staff, for the love and care they have shown over the last five years. Words cannot describe how greatly appreciated their support has been.
Memorial donations may be made to Akron Children's Bone Marrow Transplant Fund, One Perkins Square, Akron 44308-1062; or Ronald McDonald House, 245 Locust St., Akron 44302.