Jonhetta E. Rice, 82, Huntingburg

Jonhetta E. Rice, 82, passed away May 11, 2019 at The Waters of Huntingburg.

Born August 25, 1936, in Spencer County, she was the daughter of Melvin Ross and Erma Phillips Brown. She was married on April 10, 1954, to Donald L. Rice who survives.

Jonhetta enjoyed going to the shows in Branson, Missouri.

She was a member of the Eastern Star and House of Prayer Ministries.

Surviving in addition to her husband Donald, are daughters, Judy (Paul) Weatherholt of Grandview and Lana Terwiske of Huntingburg; sons, Steve Rice of Huntingburg and Jeremiah Pitts of Chrisney; two sisters, Emma Marie Tuly formerly of Gentryville, in residence in Booneville, and Joyce King (Chester) King of Jeffersonville; a brother, Sheldon Grown of Louisiana; seven  grandchildren, Jeremy Rice, Tealetha Motteler, Jessica Wittman, Tosha Terwiske, Deseray Terwiske, Caleb Taylor and Tina Jo Kessinger; 19 great-grandmother; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in addition to her parents are a brother Melvin R. Brown Jr.; son-in-laws, John Motteler and Randy Taylor; and a grandson, Jason Motteler.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. EST Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at the House of Prayer Ministries at 10th and Clay streets in Huntingburg, with Bishop Jeremiah Pitts officiating and burial in the Garden of Memory Cemetery in Gentryville.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. EST to service time Tuesday at the church.

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