Ina Bela Rice

November 29, 2022

Ina Belva Rice, of Duncan, Oklahoma, was born July 23, 1943 to Ross McCorkle and Inez (Crabtree) Meade in Pound, Virginia. She passed away on Nov. 22, 2022 at the age of 79.

Ina graduated from Clintwood High School in Virginia in 1961. She married Vernon Rice and made her living as a waitress in a restaurant and as a baker in a grocery store. Ina was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She enjoyed quilting and gardening.

Ina was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. She is survived by daughters: Kari Gwyn Ballard and husband Bryan of Gatesville, Texas and Lenora Patterson of Comanche; grandchildren: Aaron Huckabay and wife Kathryn, Jackie Marx and husband Ben, Seth Patterson and wife Ashley, Dylan Patterson and wife Halley, Cody Patterson and wife Kenidi; great grandchildren: Benjamin Patterson, Delilah Patterson, Vivienne Patterson, Kayden Huckabay, Kooper Nyberg, Gwyndolyn Huckabay, Kieran Patterson, Lilliana Patterson, Peyton Patterson, and Noah Patterson; brothers: Royce Meade and wife Linda of Florida, Gordon Meade and wife Diana of Tennessee, Gary Meade and wife Carol of Virginia, and Danny Meade and wife Latitia of Tennessee; and sisters: Sheila Rose and husband Scotty of Virginia, Marlene Compton of Maryland, and Donna Fletcher and husband Raben of Virginia.

There are no services planned at this time. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home/Oakcrest Cremation Center.

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