Maryellen (Rice) Nace, 97 of Ickesburg went to her Heavenly Home on July 14, 2021 at the home of her granddaughter Fran Palm, surrounded by her loving family. Born May 13, 1924 in Loysville, she was the daughter of the late William G. and Corinne (Gutshall) Rice.
She was the co-owner of Nace’s Grocery and Kistler Korner restaurant and a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church, Blain.
Surviving are her children: Nancy L. Palm (Harold), Barbara A. Hench (Dean), Judy Nace Roth, and Robert E. Nace (Shirley); seven grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Nace and her brother, Dale Rice.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Maryellen’s name may be made to her church Zion Lutheran Church, 12 Blain Rd, Blain, PA 17006.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to Hospice of Central PA and Angels on Call for their loving support and care of Maryellen during her final days.
The graveside service for Maryellen will be held on Tuesday, July 20 at Blain Cemetery at 11 AM, with Reverend Robt Yankovitz officiating.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Nickel Lochstampfor Family Funeral Home, Inc. of Loysville.
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