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Norma Jean Rice

Norma Jean (Jeanie) Burns Rice

May 29, 1938 - May 10, 2017

Norma Jean (Jeanie) Burns Rice, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, at The Villa at Rose City. Jeanie was born on May 29, 1938 in Detroit, to Mildred and Floyd Burns, but was raised in West Branch, by her loving grandparents, John and Mary Grubb. She attended the Pleasant Hill one-room school and graduated first in her class from West High School in 1956. Jeanie worked many years in the law enforcement field as an executive secretary and court reporter.

She married David Rice in 1961 in West Branch and was blessed with three wonderful children, Brad Rice of California, Dr. Kerry Rice of Idaho, and Todd (Kim) Rice of Texas; five grandchildren, Jessica, Kristy, Colin, Samantha, and Sydney; great grandchildren, Emmalyn May and Josephine Joy; and one brother, Donald (Lita) Burns of California.

Per her request, no funeral service will be held. Burial will be in the Rose City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family for the West Branch High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.

Arrangements were handled by Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in Rose City. Online condolences can be shared at www.steuernolmclaren.com