Ruth Juanita Emma Elizabeth Lyons Rice

June 10, 2021
Ruth Juanita Emma Elizabeth Lyons Rice

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Ruth Juanita Emma Elizabeth Lyons Rice, 97, of Saint Clairsville, Ohio passed away Thursday, June 10, 2021 at East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry, Ohio.

She was born May 22, 1924 in Saint Clairsville, Ohio, the daughter of the late Conoy and Mariah Jones Lyons.

Ruth was a homemaker, a member of the First Baptist Church of Saint Clairsville where she was the former Treasurer of the Missionary Society, served as a Deaconess, usher, choir member and Sunday School Teacher. She was known for her homemade rolls and for watching her Western “Shoot’em Ups” every day on TV.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett Rice on December 17, 2003, one son, Emmett R. Rice, Jr., brothers, Henry, Leonard and Leo Lyons and great-grandaughter, Denajua Delaney.

Surviving are her children, John W. Rice of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Madelyn “Cookie” Sanders of South Euclid, Ohio, Teresa C. Rice of Saint Clairsville, Ohio, and Jeannette “GiGi” (John) Allison of Canal Winchester, Ohio and sister-in-law, Tami Lyons of Mill Valley, California. Seven grandchildren, Evans “Lee” Delaney, Jr., Ruth Delaney, TerryLynn Delaney, Mariah Allison, Rauchelle (Byron) Allgood, LaSha Allison, and Christian (Terry) Atwood, 21 great grandchildren, over 30 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great grandchild, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Friends and Family will be received on Friday from 3-7 pm and on Saturday 12 pm until time of services at 1pm at the First Baptist Church 112 Newell Avenue, Saint Clairsville, Ohio with Reverend Carl E. Denson officiating. Interment in the Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio. Memorial Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church or Saint Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or by going to

Arrangements by the Care Funeral and Cremation Specialists Saint Clairsville Chapel 204 West Main Street Saint Clairsville, Ohio.


Saturday, June 19, 2021
1:00 PM

First Baptist Church Saint Clairsville - Directions
112 Newell Avenue
Saint Clairsville , OH 43950


Saturday, June 19, 2021

Holly Memorial Gardens - Directions

Colerain, OH


Friday, June 18, 2021
3:00 PM - 3:00 PM

First Baptist Church Saint Clairsville - Directions
112 Newell Avenue
Saint Clairsville , OH 43950

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  • June 14, 2021
    Jayda Moorer says:
    I remember my first time meeting you you made me laugh and smile telling me about all the memories you had as a child you will truly be missed I love you

  • June 15, 2021
    john clemont says:
    I am so sorry to hear of Mrs Rice's passing, it has been quite awhile since I saw her.M prayers are with the family

  • June 15, 2021
    Pastor & Lady Bibbins says:
    Beloved Bro. John & family, We were saddened to hear of your loss. Please know that we are praying God comfort and keep you during this difficult time. Love You. Pastor Albert & Lady Bibbins of Light Of The World Kingdom Ministries.

  • June 16, 2021
    John and Rory Meyer says:
    I hope that our Lord brings you and your family the much-needed peace during this sad time. My condolences to you and your family.

  • June 18, 2021
    Robert and Adrie Lyond says:
    Thoughts and Prayers are with all of you. While we can't be there with you in person for Aunt Sis' Homegoing, please know that we share your loss. Sending Love and Light ~ Bob and Adrie