Anna Louise Dice, 90, of Quincy, formerly of Arbela, MO, died Friday, February 21, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Home in Quincy, IL.
She was born the daughter of Noah and Adda (Bondurant) Kapfer on June 30, 1923 in Wyaconda, MO.
Anna graduated from the Wyaconda High School. She married Eldon Dice on December 28, 1947 in Memphis, MO. He preceded her in death on October 7, 1986.
She was a member of the Wyaconda Baptist Church and the Scotland County Home Extension. Anna was a nurse at the Scotland County Care Center for many years, but her main occupation was a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
Anna loved being with her family and always with a meal. In her earlier years, she enjoyed playing cards with her friends. Anna was fond of gardening, reading, puzzles and playing games with her grandchildren. She loved her cats.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brothers, Wendell and William Kapfer; parents-in-law, Charley and Matilda Dice; In-laws Twila Kapfer, Nick and Grace Conkle, Rudolph and Della Dieterich, Karl and Reta Dice, and Marie Dice; two nieces, Wilma Stott and Linda Diffine; and a nephew, Ernest Kapfer.
She is survived by her children, Donna (Dale) Frericks of Quincy, IL, Donald (Kathy) Dice of Arbela, and Barbara (Rogers) Butts of Quincy, IL; grandchildren Jason Frericks of Champaign, IL, Heather (Brent) Schmidt of Ledyard, CT, Stefanie (Dave) Ford of Salem, IA, Kelly (Marc) Thannert, of New London, IA, Nicole (Jason) Marshall, Numa, IA, Matthew Dice, Maryville, MO; five great-grandchildren, Ethan and Natalie Brush of Mt. Pleasant, IA, Tristan and Annabelle Schmidt of Ledyard, CT, and Alyssa Marshall of Numa, IA; a sister-in-law, Edna Mae Kapfer of Mesa, AZ; many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.
Memorials are suggested to the Wyaconda Cemetery or to the Good Samaritan Home and may be left at or mailed to the Gerth Funeral Service, 115 S. Main St., Memphis, MO 63555.
Condolences to Mrs. Dice’s family may be made by signing the guest book at gerthfuneralservice.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerth Funeral Service.