Lillian D. Rice, 81, of Derry, died Wednesday February 24, 2021 at Excela Latrobe Hospital. She was born March 11, 1939 in Portville, New York a daughter of the late Jerome and Sarah Howard Swartz.
She was a lady who wore many hats; owning Lil's Sandwich Shop in Olean, NY, having worked at Eckers Farms for many years, working as a CNA and being a pastor at her church-Faith Chapel in Eldred,PA.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Hershel R. Rice, a son Hershel R. Rice Jr., siblings: Sally Caruso, Cathren Poweska, John, Ray, Jerome, Paul, Dunken and Frank Swartz.
She is survived by her daughter Beatriz Ortiz of Derry and a son Efrin Ortiz of Arizona. Two sisters Parl Hokensen of Bradford, PA and Beatrice Holtzapple of York, PA. Six grandchildren; Hershel R. Rice III, Felicia Griffith, Lily Ortiz, Alexis Garrison, Deion Ortiz and Santos Ortiz-Pasterick. Several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Sunday from 4-7pm in the McCabe Funeral Home, 300 W. Third Avenue, Derry where a service will be Monday at 11am. Interment will follow in the Coles Cemetery, Derry.
Online condolences may be made to www.mccabefuneralhomespa.com.
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