Clarence R. Bice

Clarence Raymond Bice went to heaven on Wednesday, 14 November 2007. He died quietly in Lee?s Summit with family members surrounding him. Ray was born on June 1st, 1924 in Jefferson City Missouri, the first son of Kenneth and Elizabeth Bice. As a child, his family moved throughout the Midwest giving Ray a great number of experiences that shaped his life. After graduating from high school in St Louis in 1942, he was drafted into the Army. Ray was an enlisted soldier in General Patton?s 555th Battalion, serving honorably at the Battle of the Bulge and other European theatre battles. After his discharge he came back to the Midwest and married Teresa Ann Dunser in Chillicothe MO on February 1st, 1947. Ray and Teresa moved to Leavenworth Kansas, where Ray was employed at the Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary. Ray worked as a guard and later as a counselor, helping affect the lives of many men in need throughout his career. Ray and Teresa raised six children in Leavenworth. Ray was active in his church, the community and his children?s events. After Ray retired from the Penitentiary, the family moved to Arizona. Ray and Teresa raised the last two children in Tucson. Ray worked for the Pima County Sherriff?s Department for 10 years and retired again. During this time Ray completed a Bachelors degree at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Ray and Teresa enjoyed their lives in Arizona for 26 years before moving back to the Midwest, settling in Lees Summit Mo in 2003. Ray was preceded in death by his son, Joseph Michael Bice. He is survived by his wife Teresa, his children, Charles Robert Bice (Pam), Mary Teresa Shults (Richard), Martha Ann Tranchilla (Albert), Lawrence Raymond Bice (Vici) and Elizabeth Helen Powers (Brian). He leaves ten grandchildren and six great grand children. Rays older sister Margaret Scalise and younger brothers Robert and Ronald are living across the country. His younger sister Shirley Potts preceded him in death last year.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, 17 November, 2007 at 10 AM at St. Margaret?s Catholic Church, 777 NE Blackwell Road in Lee?s Summit. With a visitation one hour before at 9. The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetic Association or the charity of your choice.


  1. Annette Pegues on January 1, 1900 at 12:00 am

    To The Family of Mr. Clarence R. Rice

    I would like to express my deepest sympathy to each of you. Although we are not acquainted with one another, we are acquainted with the pain when our loved ones fall asleep in death.

    Our Heavenly Father feels the pain that you are going through. When he created the first Man and Woman it was his purpose that they and their offspring (including us) live forever without the effects of sickness and death.

    His purpose has not changed for he promises that the day is soon to come in which he will wipe away the tears of sorrow from our eyes forever and death will be no more. (Revelation 21:3-5)

    He promises too that your loved ones, my loved one and many other will hear his voice and come out of the memorial tombs (graves). (John 5:28,29)

  2. The Vollkommers on January 1, 1900 at 12:00 am

    From the BCP ’Grant, O Lord, to all who are bereaved the spirit of faith and courage, that they will have the strength to meet the days to come with steadfastness and patience; not sorrowing as those without hope, but in thankful remembrance . . .’
    All our love, Rob & Marsha

  3. Carol Manzel on January 1, 1900 at 12:00 am

    Our sincerest condolences to you and your entire family on your father’s passing.
    Carol and Bill Manzel

  4. Elizabeth Drewelow on January 1, 1900 at 12:00 am

    My prayers are with the Bice family at this time.

  5. Frank Scalise on January 1, 1900 at 12:00 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.I send you my love and may God be with you all.

  6. Martha Intveld on January 1, 1900 at 12:00 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Larry.
    Martha Intveld
    Clarke College

  7. Jamie Specht on January 1, 1900 at 12:00 am

    Larry. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. With Sympathy. Jamie Specht, Clarke College

  8. Laurie Mihm on January 1, 1900 at 12:00 am

    My sympathy and prayers are with you and your family. The loss of a loved one is the greatest burden in life. May God be with you and your family during this time.
    Laurie Mihm
    Clarke College

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