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Leonard Louis “Bud” Rice
Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison
Effingham, KS

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.

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

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