DEXTER - Esther Elizabeth Rice, 83, died March 9, 2003, at Missouri Southern Health Care in Dexter.
Born Jan. 29, 1920, at Plymouth, Neb., to the late Carnelius and Anna Ensz Jantzen, she had been a resident of Plymouth until 1961 when she moved to Pacific, where she lived until 1990 when she moved to Dexter. She was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Dexter.
On Dec. 8, 1961, in Beatrice, Neb., she married Carl Victor Rice, who survives of Dexter.
Other survivors include: one daughter, Carla Bogue of Midway, Tenn.; one brother, Ernest Jantzen of Plymouth; two sisters, Louise Jantzen of Beatrice, Neb., and Marie Classen of Salina, Kan.; and seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.