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Obituary for Marion N. Rice (Seeley)

Marion N. Rice, age 93, of Lakeland, FL, formerly of Painted Post, passed away on Sunday, January 30, 2022 in Florida. She was born on October 2, 1928 in Corning, the daughter of Irvin and Anna (Peterson) Seeley. She married John W. Rice on August 9, 1958. He predeceased her on January 17, 2004.

Marion retired from Corning Glass and she was a member of the Bradford Baptist Church prior to moving to Lakeland Florida where she was a member of the church and a member of the “shut-ins” committee at Griffin Baptist Church.

She is survived by her son, Donald Smith of Florida, daughters, Nancy (Terry) Head of Florida and Jenita (LeRoy) Dusenbury of South Carolina, 8 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, 18 great great grandchildren, siblings, Roderick (Nita) Seeley of South Carolina, Ronald (Marge) Seeley of Florida, Ellen Laughlin of Corning, and Juanita (Doug) Kelly of Florida, and many nieces and nephews. Marion was predeceased by her first husband, Donald R. Smith, second husband, John W. Rice, son, Rickie G. Rice, daughter Anna V. Bush, sister, Zella Howard, Brother Irvin Junior Seeley.

Family and friends are invited to call at Phillips Funeral Home 17 W. Pulteney Street, Corning on Friday, February 11, 2022 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Marion's funeral service will take place on Saturday at Bradford Baptist Church, 2788 Yawger Hill Rd, Bradford, NY at 11:00am. Burial will take place at Bath National Cemetery on Monday at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Marion’s name may be sent to the Leukemia Research Foundation by going to