Louise Rice, 82, of Salisbury, MO, died Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at Brunswick Nursing and Rehab. Louise was born June 9, 1936, in Keytesville, MO the daughter of Roy and Wilhelmina A. (Anderson) Haston. She married John Rice 66 years ago, on March 19, 1953, in Keytesville, MO. John preceded her in death on June 29, 2014.

Louise was a farmers wife, she was a child care provider for 10 years, worked for Scholastic Books in Moberly for 5 years, as a genealogist for many people and her own family tree, and at Summerville Funeral Home for several years. She was a member of the Chariton County Historical Society and was president for 5 years. She attended the First Baptist Church and the United Methodist Church in Salisbury.

Louise is survived by a son Rob (Catherine) Rice of Clifton Hill, MO, daughters Sue Ponder of Salisbury, MO, Sherry (Gary) Wright of Salisbury, MO, sisters-in-law Lucille Haston of Kansas City, MO, Charlotte Haston of Brunswick, MO, six grandchildren Lisa Nugent of Shannondale, MO, Mitchell (Andrea) Rice of Salisbury, MO, Stacey (Jake) Aumock of Kansas City, MO, Mike Wright of Salisbury, MO, Matt Ponder of Salisbury, MO, Sara Ponder of Salisbury, MO, great grandchildren Liam, Colin, Annie, Quinn, Isabell, Abigail, Elizabeth, Katie, Brooke, Brandi, Lyndsay, Jake, Briana, Seleena, Trinity, great-grandchildren Johnathan, Cohen, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers James Roy Haston, Carl Own Haston, son-in-law Rodney Ponder, and grandson-in-law Ned Nugent.

Visitation is 10-11:00 a.m., Monday, March 25, 2019, with memorial services following at 11:00 a.m. at the Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury, MO. Private family inurnment at Eastlawn Memory Garden in Salisbury, Mo. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salisbury First Baptist Church Mission Program or the Chariton County Historical Society.