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Kevin E. Rice

January 20, 1970 — December 30, 2021


Kevin Eugene Rice, 51 of Lancaster, Ohio died Thursday, December 30, 2021 at Fairfield Medical Center. He was born January 20, 1970 in Chillicothe to Janet (Kuhn) Scurlock and the late Rodney Rice.

Kevin was a supervisor at the Marzetti factory. He enjoyed shooting guns, and adored spending time with his son John.

He is survived by his loving wife Ellen Lee Ann (Lewis) Rice, his son John Rice, mother and step-father Janet and Richard Scurlock, half-sister Judy York Steve, and several nieces and nephews.

Kevin is proceeded in death by his father, and grandparents John and Helen Kuhn.

Family and friends may visit Thursday, January 6, 2022 from 11-1 p.m. at the FRANK E. SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 405 N. COLUMBUS ST., LANCASTER, OHIO 43130. Caring Cremation® to follow.

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