MOUNT VERNON - Dr. Mark T. Rice, 55, of Mt. Vernon, died Sunday, March
11, 2007 at his
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
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.
contributions can be made to Farmersville Elementary School. Condolences can be made online at
Originally submitted by Betty Sellers