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Obituary for Katharine Elaine Rice (Potter)

Katharine Elaine Rice, 90, died at her home near Effingham, KS on September 16, 2020 surrounded by her family.

Funeral service will be held Monday, September 21, 2020 at 11:00AM at Becker Dyer Stanton Funeral Home Chapel in Atchison. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens in Atchison. Family will greet friends from 6:00-8:00PM, Sunday, September 20, 2020 at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to St Croix Hospice. Friends and family may leave condolences online at

Katharine was born on August 9, 1930 in Highland, KS to Norman and Velma (Titus) Potter. Katharine graduated from Severance High School in 1948. She worked as a bookkeeper for Ferrell Gas twenty-two and a half years until retiring in 1993. Katharine married Harold Eugene Wilcox on December 25, 1949 and he preceded her in death on June 26, 1989. She then married Leonard Rice on May 6, 1993 and he preceded her in death on March 19, 2019. Katharine enjoyed camping, raising chickens and mowing her yard with her John Deere.

Katharine is survived by her daughters, Cheryl Morris (Steve Joice) and Connie (Ron) Jamvold; six grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; and sister, Marilyn Hansen. Katharine is preceded in death by her parents; husbands; brother, Willard Potter and sister, Norma Kirkpatrick.