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In loving memory of
Gwendolyn Gladys Rice
  • April 06, 1933
  • -
  • June 13, 2022

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Gwendolyn Gladys Rice born April 6, 1933 in DeWitt, Clinton County, MI to Garfield Glen Merrill and Evelyn Ruth Gibson.  She was widowed.  Gwen worked as a purchaser for Diamond Rio Trucking in Lansing, MI for 10 years then moved to Fort Myers, FL where she owned Dolphin Cep-Tech, Inc.  Gwen retired in Lady Lake, FL.  Gwen enjoyed several hobbies over the years which included doll collecting, sewing, creating beauty pageant gowns and unique custom cakes in her younger years.  Gwen loved her family and was always willing to help or assist when in need.  She is survived by her children David (Kathy) Kobel, Crystal River, FL, Kandace Friedlieb, Lady Lake, FL, and Kimberly Kobel (Jay), Fort Myers, FL; seven grandchildrens,; 16 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren; siblings Gary (Diane) Merrill, Lansing, MI, Carol Prince, Diamond Dale, MI, Dawn Mercer, Remus, MI; 11 nieces and nephews.  Arrangements entrusted with BALDWIN BROTHERS Funeral & Cremation Society-Spanish Springs, 352-480-5959.  Sentiments may be found at www.baldwincremation.com.

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  1. Sondra Neudauer says:
    20 Jun 2022
    I will miss your beautiful mother. I am wishing you and your family peace and comfort during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I’m here for you. Love you, Sondra

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    20 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 20, 2022 at 6:03:27 AM

  3. Kimberly Kobel lit a candle:
    19 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 19, 2022 at 6:31:07 AM

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    19 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 19, 2022 at 6:30:28 AM

  5. Kimberly Kobel says:
    19 Jun 2022
    My Mommy
    There are not enough words to describe what a kind, caring and Intelligent person you were.
    You are my Inspiration and will live through me. You were My Rock. I will miss you every single day and look forward to joining you in Heaven some day.
    I Love You
    Your Kimmy

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