Barbara J. Rice

January 14, 1929 ~ March 15, 2019

Barbara J. Rice

            Barbara J. Rice, daughter of the late Robert Fowler and Pearl Cecil Fowler was born on January 14, 1929 in Risco, Missouri and departed this life on March 15, 2019 at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter, Missouri at the age of 90 years.

            Ms. Rice was a beautician before she went to work at the International Hat Factory in Dexter where she had retired. She was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Dexter.

            She was married to her first husband, Herschel Dix of which they had six children.  Herschel preceded her in death.  She then was united in marriage to Melvin Gainer and he preceded her in death and then married Carl Rice which he preceded her in death.

            Survivors include: one son, Ron Dix of Essex, Missouri; two daughters, Diane Smith (Allen) of Dexter, Missouri and Lisa (Jeff) Scherer of Jonesboro, Illinois; nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren and by many nieces and nephews.

            Besides her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by three sons, Lanny Dix, Steven Dix and Kenneth Dix; seven brothers, Glenwood, James, Gene, Charles, Robert, Denzel and Jerry; three sisters, Madeline, Inez and Fostina.

            Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel on Monday, March 18, 2019 from 11:00am to 1:00pm.  Funeral services will be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 1:00pm with Rev. Shane Mallard officiating.  Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.

            Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter in charge of all arrangements.