Leonard Rice

Leonard Louis "Bud" Rice

Thursday, March 5th, 1931 - Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
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Leonard Louis “Bud” Rice, 88, of Effingham, KS passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at the Atchison Senior Village.

Funeral service will be 10:30 Monday, March 25, 2019 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Severance, KS. Family will receive friends Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Atchison Senior Village or Heartland Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Words of sympathy and remembrance may be left online at

Bud was born March 5, 1931 in Brenner, KS, one of nine children of Henry and Elisbeth (Underwood) Rice. Bud owned and operated his own billboard installer company in the Kansas City area for many years. Bud also raised cattle and chickens and enjoyed showing his coon hounds and coon hunting.

Bud married Katharine (Potter) Wilcox on May 6, 1993 in Miami, OK; she survives of the home. Additional survivors include two sons, Ricky (Chelli) Rice, Norman Rice; two daughters, Nancy Rice, Teresa Rice; two step-daughters, Cheryl (Steve Joice) Morris, and Connie (Ron) Jamvold; 17 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.

Bud was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; four sisters; and two sons, Larry and Clarence Rice.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 24th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, March 24th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home
    800 Kansas Ave
    Atchison, KS 66002
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, March 25th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Monday, March 25th, 2019 10:30am
    Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home
    800 Kansas Ave
    Atchison, KS 66002
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  • Interment

    Oak Hill Cemetery
    Severance, KS
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Posted at 10:20am
I wanted to send my love and condolences to the Rice family. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the beautiful hope promised in God's Word, the Bible. John 5:28,29 says, "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." What this can mean for you personally is the hope of being reunited with Leonard once again in a beautiful paradise on earth. (Revelation 21:4,5)

Diane Potter

Posted at 06:08pm
Katherine and family, The death of a loved one is so life-shattering. My thoughts are with you. Hugs to you all. I shared a few photos on this site hope you don't mind. I always had a great time visiting with Bud at the reunions. I always thought we would find out we were distant cousins as my Great-Grandfather was Leonard Garrett Rice. We had a few visits about that subject. The best advice I have been given in the last few months is to be gentle with yourself while grieving. My prayers are with you all. Diane


Posted at 05:06am
I am sorry for your loss. May “the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials” sustain you during this difficult time. 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4

sandra faudere

Posted at 11:38am
Thoughts and prayers to you at this time of loss of your loved one.


Posted at 04:49pm
Dear Rice Family, I am so sorry for your loss. When we lose a love one in death it is never easy. During this difficult time may your family find comfort in Gods word the Bible that soon we will see our love ones again. -John 5:28,29

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1994 reunion
2007 reunion maybe
reunion at Horton
Bud visiting with Ron
Bud at 2010 Potter Reunion
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