Mae Shull Rice, 81, a longtime rural Wingate resident, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in Select Specialty Hospital, Ft. Myers, Florida.
She was born Sept. 3, 1939, at Crawfordsville, daughter of the late Mina “Merle” Shull. She was married to Lloyd Lee Rice on April 26, 1974, at Crawfordsville. He preceded her in death Feb. 3, 2017. She was formerly married to Richard Dulin, who survives at Indianapolis.
Mae had attended Coal Creek schools and retired after 30 plus years with RR Donnelley & Sons. She also assisted Lee on the farm. Mae joined the Women of the Moose in 1975 and was a 46-year, active member of the Crawfordsville Moose Lodge serving in all officer’s positions, rising to Senior Regent. She was very proud of her work with the Moose and sponsored 43 members into the Lodge. She was a lifetime member and chaired many events, College 2008, Past Regent 2007, Senior Regent 2006, Academy Friends 2005. Mae moved from the farm near Wingate and moved to Florida in 2017 to be near her daughter.
Mae was proud of her children and encouraged them to work hard, be independent and stand on there own. She enjoyed bird watching, going out to eat and Bingo.
Surviving are: Marcus (Debra) Dulin of Poquoson, Virginia, Jeff (Ella) Dulin of Lafayette, Cheryl (Mitch) McIntire of LaBelle, Florida, Leanna (Bill) Tucker of Kingwood, Texas, Julie (Frank) Pratt of Gordonville, Texas, Mike (Leanna) Rice of Wingate, and Linda (Bill) Jones of Valley View, Texas; sister Barbara Austin of Crawfordsville; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two nephews, Eddie Lepper of Georgia and Gary Lepper of Crawfordsville; and niece Debra Keller of Crawfordsville.
Mae was preceded in death by her mother; husband Lee; and grandson Hyton Jones.
Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 13 at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, at the funeral home, with Pastor Craig Carrell officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill-Grant Street Cemetery, Crawfordsville.
Memorial contributions to Crawfordsville Moose Lodge.
Visit us at www.familyandfriendsfh.com to sign the guest book or share a memory.