Floral-194
Welcome to the memorial page for

Mary Elizabeth (Rice) Guckert

July 19, 1931 ~ September 22, 2017 (age 86)

Mary Elizabeth Guckert, age 86, of Bellefontaine, Ohio passed away Friday morning, September 22, 2017 at her home.

Mary was born in Logan County Ohio July 19, 1931, to the late Charles A. and Edith (Shoots) Rice.  She married Henry J. Guckert March 25, 1951 in Bellefontaine, and he preceded her in death May 16, 2000.  She was also preceded in death by brothers, Ralph A. Rice, Glenn A. Rice and Paul I. Rice; sisters, Lois Anne Koengeter and Miriam Wilcox and a son-in-law, Lonnie Steward.

Mary is survived by her children, Tamara Guckert of Columbus, Ohio, Pamela Steward of Tampa, Florida, Brian Guckert of Florida and Tim Guckert of Bellefontaine; three grandchildren, Lacie (Jason) Sinn, Jason (Katie) Steward and Karen Guckert; nine great-grandchildren; four siblings, Ruth Caldwell of Urbana, Ohio, Esther Allison of Northville, Michigan, John Rice of Cincinnati, Ohio and Charles Robert Rice of Charleston, South Carolina and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Mary worked at Westinghouse for a few years after she married Henry then raised her family.  She loved children, was a caretaker to many and didn’t know a stranger.  Mary spent time as a 4-H Leader, a music parent and was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of BLF&E.  She was a member of the Lucky 13 card club and enjoyed bowling in her younger years.  Mary was a member of the Bellefontaine First Christian Church and was active in the Christian Women’s Fellowship. 

Rev. Bob Thornton will officiate the funeral service Friday, September 29, 2017 at 2 P.M. at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine.  Visitation will be held at the funeral home two hours prior to the funeral service.  Burial will be at the Highland Memorial Cemetery in West Liberty, Ohio.


Charitable donations may be made to:

First Christian Church
215 E. Sandusky Ave., Bellefontaine OH 43311

Universal Home Health & Hospice Care
701 S. Main St., Bellefontaine OH 43311



 Service Information

Visitation
Friday
September 29, 2017

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home of Bellefontaine
321 N. Main St.
Bellefontaine, OH 43311

Funeral Service
Friday
September 29, 2017

2:00 PM
Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home of Bellefontaine
321 N. Main St.
Bellefontaine, OH 43311


© 2017 Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Homes. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS