Raimen Ford Rice
Raimen Ford Rice, age 87, a resident of Cameron, MO, a former resident of Chillicothe, Kansas City, and Braymer, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at the Missouri State Veterans Home in Cameron.
Raimen was born the son of Otto Raymond and Gladys N. (Ford) Rice on Aug. 27, 1931, in Braymer. He was a 1949 graduate of Braymer High School. A Korean War Veteran, he served in the US Marine Corps from 1951 until 1954, and was a Drill Instructor in San Diego, CA. Raimen was united in marriage to Virginia Lea Hiskett on Nov. 6, 1953, in Braymer. He worked as a letter carrier for the US Postal Service in Kansas City from 1955 until 1975. He also worked in wood furnace sales and owned/operated his own small engine repair shop.
He attended the United Methodist Church. Raimen was a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers. With Virginia, he founded the Shoal Creek Critters Square Dance Club, and enjoyed being a square dance caller. He also enjoyed being a HAM Radio Operator.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia; three sons, Michael Raimen Rice of Chillicothe, Jon Kevin Rice (Janet) of Kansas City, and Keith Alan Rice (Tina) of Cameron; four grandchildren, Misty Dawn Vaughn, Jessica Danyelle Trammell, Preston Jon Michael Rice, and David William Rice; seven great-grandchildren; and two great great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Ramona McBee.
A graveside service will be held at a later date at Evergreen Cemetery in Braymer. Memorial contributions may be made to the Forest O. Triplett Animal Shelter, and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P. O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601. Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, MO.