Sunday, June 3, 2012

Elizabeth Sue (Rice) Hansen 1938-2004

Elizabeth Sue Hansen, daughter of the late Cecil and Lucylle (Davis) Rice, was born October 12, 1938 at Marshfield, Missouri.

As a young girl, Sue's family moved to Waynesville where she grew up and graduated from high school in 1956.

On June 23, 1957, Sue married Gary Lee Hansen in Waynesville. Sue and Gary shared one son, Cary. Gary preceded Sue in death on May 5, 2002.

Sue ran the license fee office in Waynesville for over 7 years. But for the majority of her working years, she helped run the family dry cleaning business, Rice's Cleaners. Sue was a long time member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Hansen Chapter #22.

Sue departed this life the afternoon of December 1, 2004, in St. John's Regional Medical Center, Springfield, Missouri, at the age of 66 years, 1 month and 20 days.

Sue was dearly loved, and will be sadly missed by her son: Cary Lee Hansen and his wife, Donna of Waynesville; one sister: Patsy Woodman of Springfield; one brother: Paul Rice and his wife, Janice of Waynesville; her nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, December 4, 2004 in the Waynesville Memorial Chapel with Rev. Danny Graves officiating. Soloist Becky Lercher sang "Beyond the Sunset" and 'You'll Never Walk Alone". Serving as escorts were Jeffrey Huffman, Steven Huffman, Ed Kubisiak, Gary Kubisiak, Brad Rice and Robert Rice.

Burial followed in the Waynesville Memorial Park Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Waynesville Memorial Chapel.

Memorial contributions are suggested in memory of Sue Hansen to the Pulaski County Humane Society or any other animal welfare organization of the donor's choice and may be left at Waynesville Memorial Chapel.

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