Anita Louise Rice

December 15, 1948 - August 18, 2018
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Anita Louise Rice, age 69, of Carrollton, died unexpectedly early Saturday, August 18, 2018 while vacationing with friends in Canada.

Born in Union Hospital at Dover on December 15, 1948, Anita was a daughter of the late Raymond P. and Lena C. Bollini Giumenti.

Following her graduation from Dover High School, Ani…

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Anita Louise Rice, age 69, of Carrollton, died unexpectedly early Saturday, August 18, 2018 while vacationing with friends in Canada.

Born in Union Hospital at Dover on December 15, 1948, Anita was a daughter of the late Raymond P. and Lena C. Bollini Giumenti.

Following her graduation from Dover High School, Anita furthered her life long career in learning by earning a bachelor degree from Kent State University. She married her husband, John Rice on July 31, 1971, and together the couple raised two daughters and shared in 43 years of marriage prior to his death on October 22, 2014.

For years Anita studied art and painting and enjoyed working in acrylic and watercolor mediums. In celebration of Dover’s 200th Anniversary, Anita was commissioned to be one of the various local artists to paint a section of the mural located in the city’s downtown area. She was a member of the Tuscarawas County Art Guild and enjoying bouncing ideas off of fellow artists. Additionally, Anita worked alongside Werner Geiser for 16 years and learned the craft of woodworking, becoming a master craftsman. She enjoyed building custom furniture on commission for area churches and businesses as well as for family and friends.

Anita loved to travel having been fortunate enough to travel extensively throughout Europe and the United States. Her God given talent as a vocalist gave her the opportunity to serve as a soloist and cantor for many years at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church at Carrollton. Most recently, she was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church at Dover, where she spent her childhood.

Among her many activities, Anita loved fishing and was proud to have caught a 26” walleye while on her final trip to Canada. She also loved hosting friends in her home and on her Pontoon boat at Leesville Lake.

She will be deeply missed by her daughters, Jennifer (David) Thompsen of Clifton, Illinois and Kelly (Chris) Chaney of Carrollton; her beloved grandchildren, Hannah, Benjamin, Katie and Joe Thompsen and John Chaney; her brother, Charlie (Joyce Smith) Giumenti of Roswell; an aunt, Rena Giumenti of New Philadelphia; sisters-in-law, Virginia C. Rice of New Philadelphia and Peggy (Bill) McFarren of Granville, OH; a brother-in-law, Jerry Decsi of North Carolina and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Anita was preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Nancy Giumenti; and a sister-in-law, Linda Decsi.

The family will greet guests on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 10:30 AM in St. Joseph Catholic Church at Dover. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart’s Calvary Cemetery at New Philadelphia. A meal will follow in St. Joseph’s Family Life Center at Dover.

Memorial contributions in Anita’s name may be directed to Sancta Clara Monastery, 4200 Market Ave N, Canton, Ohio 44714.

 

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Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm

End Time: 4:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

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116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm

End Time: 8:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

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116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Time: 10:30 am

St. Joseph Catholic Church

Address:

613 North Tuscarawas Avenue
Dover, OH 44622

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Calvary Cemetery - New Philadelphia

Address:

Delaware Drive, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2018

St. Joseph Family Life Center

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613 N Tuscarawas Ave
Dover, Ohio 44622

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Sancta Clara Monastery

4200 Market Ave N
Canton, Ohio 44714

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Bobbie Niemeyer posted on 9/3/18

I am so sorry to hear of Anita’s passing. I saw her just before her trip. She was looking forward to it and was in good spirits. I’m praying for you all

 

Jo Ann and John Kohmann posted on 8/29/18

Dear family of Anita, you are all in our prayers. Anita and I, JoAnn, shared a wonderful experience thru Christ Renews HIs Parish in the past. She was a lovely person and friend.

 

Jeremy Buote posted on 8/28/18

Jen and Kelly, I was very sad to hear of your Mom's passing. She was definitely a warm and friendly soul and I feel privileged to have known her. Our condolences, Jeremy, Belynda, Makenna, and Brendan

 

Rita Lennon posted on 8/28/18

To the family of Anita..I'm am heartfully sorry for your loss. I met Anita through her aunt Rena who is a dear friend of mine..praying for all! Rita Lennon

 

Tamara Ramirez posted on 8/28/18

Anita was a beautiful lady, who we got to know her and John at OLM church in Carrollton, Ohio. Know she will be missed by many. May she RIP. Our prayer for her daughter and their familys

 

Mildred (Millie) Chaney Edder and Family posted on 8/27/18

Kelly, Chris and John Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today and the days ahead. With our deepest sympathies.

 

Jane Jarvis posted on 8/27/18

Rod and I will always remember lunch at Ginnys before we left on our trip to Glacier. She told us so many wonderful things that she and your Dad saw.. We think of her and John every time we stop someplace she suggested. She had wonderful pictures to show us. Your Moms gift of love and wonderful smile will be with us forever. Wish we could be there. Prayers and love to you Jenny, David, Chris,Kelly and families.

 

Ed and Betty Frank posted on 8/27/18

Kelly, ...Our hearts and prayers are with you as you go thru this with your Mother. Anita always sparkled.....We enjoyed every time we saw them, meeting her and John at Marriage Encounter, 30something years ago. Just know, God has his arms folded around your whole family. God Bless all of you. SHALOM. Ed and Betty Frank

 

Jane Gartrell, Secretary for the Tuscarawas County Art Guild posted on 8/27/18

Anita was a member of the Tuscarawas County Art Guild, and she enjoyed being with the members of the Guild when we participated in the Kids Expo in New Towne Mall last year. She was very talented and enjoyed sharing her artwork and talent with the children at the Mall. She will be missed greatly by her family and friends who loved her.

 

Wendy (Curry) Slates posted on 8/27/18

I'm so sorry for your loss, Jenny.

 

Chris and Valeria Sachs posted on 8/27/18

Kelly, Chris and John. We send love with our condolences. We are so sorry for your loss.

 

David giumenti posted on 8/27/18

I'm very sorry for you both now your mom and dad are together again in heaven like mine are bless you both David giumenti

 

Mildred (Millie) Chaney,Edder and posted on 8/27/18

Kelly, Chris and John Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you today and many days to come. With our deepest sympathies.

 

Mildred (Millie) Chaney,Edder and posted on 8/27/18

Kelly, Chris and John Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you today and many days to come. With our deepest sympathies.

 

Peggy Kastor, Conroe, TX posted on 8/26/18

Dear Rice/Giumenti Families, I was very saddened to hear of the death of Nita. She was a special lady and I was glad to have known her. Please know that you all will be in my prayers asking God to console and heal each of you. God bless.

 

Gerry Tinor posted on 8/26/18

Dear Jen, Kelly, and Families, Charlie, Rena, and Ginny~ My profound condolences for your devastating loss. What a joy and a blessing it must have been to share your lives with Anita. No matter where, when, or under what circumstances I saw her, she ALWAYS greeted me with that wonderful smile and those twinkling eyes. It was not difficult to see how very much she enjoyed life. It is my hope that you will find peace and comfort in all the happy memories you have of such a unique and loving woman. With deep and sincere sympathy~ Gerry Tinor

 

Dave Paulin posted on 8/26/18

So many warm memories of Anita. The way her eyes squinted when she smiled. Her honest and wholehearted laughter. Her pride in and love of her family. Her determination to become the best she could be; wife, mother, master cabinet maker, singer, grandma, artist. She taught us all love of life through love of the Lord. She and John are now together again. They are strolling through a flower-filled summer meadow overlooking a beautiful lake where the sun is always bright and the fish are jumping.

 

Barb Steele posted on 8/26/18

Very sorry to hear of your sudden loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

 

Becky Laubscher posted on 8/25/18

My deepest sympathy for your loss.

 

Ginny Rice posted on 8/25/18

Goodbye my dear friend and kindred spirit, I love you Nita.

 

Angie Griffith posted on 8/25/18

Anita was a wonderful & talented woman who will be missed so very much! Many Friday nights when she came to town, we all gathered round the table and shared stories & tons of laughs. She had a way of telling the best stories! My deepest sympathy goes out to all of her family. She'll never be forgotten! So glad I share her middle name! Love you Nita!!!

 

Lyle & Michelle Tope posted on 8/25/18

Our hearts go out to all who love Anita. Though we’ve only known her briefly, we will miss her beautiful smile and spirit. Rest in God’s peace.

 

John and Susan Sowko and family posted on 8/25/18

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

 

Linda Sears/Lisane posted on 8/25/18

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

 

Bethany Beck posted on 8/25/18

What a lovely tribute. You are all in our prayers. The Beck Family

 

Lisa Kleinert posted on 8/25/18

I'm so glad I had the chance to know, Anita. How many times did Jen send out a text, "Mom's visiting, come on over!" & we'd all drop everything & have some wine with Anita! I loved her hearty laugh! It's obvious that Jen & her kids inherited Anita's artistic talents & love for music. Love and prayers for her family.

 

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