C. Eileen Rice, 91, of Van Wert passed away Monday, January 9, 2023 at VanCrest of Van Wert.
She was born on July 22, 1931, in Convoy, Ohio the daughter of the late Kenneth R. Knittle and Norma Ferne (Bartz) Knittle. She married George Rice who preceded her in death on March 8, 1979.
Family survivors include her six grandchildren, Andy (Candie) Dull of Roseville, Michigan, Sarah (Ryan) Dillon of Van Wert, Mathew (Carly) Bolenbaugh of Ohio City, Carrie (Tyson) Kennedy of Ostrander, Ohio, G. Daniel (Kristen) Baksa of Paulding, and Derrick (Rachel) Baksa of Archbold, Ohio; ten great-grandchildren, Jamie, Jason, and Rinoa Dull, Zach and Harmony Dillon, Jake, Lily, and Carter Baksa, Tyler and Ellie Baksa; and one brother, Stanley (Mary) Knittle of Van Wert, two son-in-laws, Merl L. Bolenbaugh of Van Wert and Roger W. Baksa of Paulding.
Besides her parents, Carol was preceded in death by her two daughters, Connie Bolenbaugh and Susan Baksa; and one brother, Robert Knittle.
Carol was a 1949 graduate of Convoy-Union High School. She was a member of Convoy United Methodist Church where she participated in the United Women’s Group and sang in the choir.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Thursday, January 12, 2023, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Thomas officiating. Internment will follow at Woodland Cemetery of Van Wert. There will be calling hours 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m., on Thursday.
Preferred memorials are to the Convoy United Methodist Church.
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded at cowanfuneralhome.com, Tribute Wall.