Jim Rice, 88, of Creston died March 10, 2014, at his home in Creston.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 25 and 34. The Revs. Dan Fields and Dave Tebbenkamp will officiate. Burial will be in Murray Cemetery. Visitation with family present will be 9:30 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church or Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be left at www.powersfh.com.
James Allen Rice, son of Elsie Ethel (Rice) and Charles Levi Rice, was born Feb. 19, 1926, in rural Madison County.
James graduated from Creston High School in 1944.
On Jan. 19, 1947, Jim married Lois Emma Boswell in Creston. They lived in Hastings, Neb., and Ames, where Jim did auto body work.
They moved to Creston in 1960, to Afton in 1971 and back to Creston in 2011, and owned and operated Jim’s Body Shop for more than 40 years.
Jim is survived by his wife Lois Rice of Creston; daughters, Renee (husband Ron) Squires of Colfax, Bethany Clark of Des Moines, Angi (husband Lee) Navin of Ankeny and Andrea (husband Pat) Cass of Fontanelle; son Curt (wife Lisa) Rice of Red Oak; grandchildren, Tanya Stuva, Adam Clark-Tan, Megan Farnsworth, Alec and Ian Medeiros, Alissa Rice, Hope and Grace Navin and Brandon and Adrienne Cass; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Ashley and Katie; and great-great-grandchild, Jade Myree.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, grandson Christopher Miller; brothers, Vernon and Todd Rice; and sisters, Mary Ricketts, Lilly Southerly, Maxine Ries, Betty Kinkennon and Maude Mayo.