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Mark T. Rice  


MOUNT VERNON - Dr. Mark T. Rice, 55, of Mt. Vernon, died Sunday, March 11, 2007 at his home. 


Mark was born March 6, 1952 in South Bend, IN son of John and Elaine (Trahms) Rice.


He graduated from Indiana University with a BS, MS, and Ph.D. and was a member of Phi Delta Kappa. Mark was an employee of the Metropolitan School District of Mount Vernon and had been principal at Farmersville Elementary School since 1981. He had been a member of the Mount Vernon Kiwanis, Toastmasters, Hoopsters and Western Hills Country Club.


Mark had coached many little league teams as well as league basketball teams. He loved golf, jogging, movies, television series' and blackjack at Casino Aztar.


He was preceded in death by his parents.


Mark is survived by his daughter, Katie Rice of Evansville; son, Matthew Rice of Mount Vernon; his grandson, Jackson Rice of Evansville; the mother of his children, Susan Rice of Mount Vernon; brothers, Chris Rice of Seattle, Washington, and David Rice of Mishawaka, Ind.; sisters, Robin Molina of Puebla, Mexico, and Laurie Wyllie Rice of Oak Park, Ill.


There will be public visitation Friday, March 16, 2007, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Austin Funeral Home, 1330 East Fourth Street, Mount Vernon, Ind. Funeral services will be private.


Memorial contributions can be made to Farmersville Elementary School. Condolences can be made online at


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers