Lyle Maxine (McGinnis) Rice

September 30, 1921 ~ June 28, 2021 (age 99)


Lyle Maxine Rice, 99, of Pittsburg, KS, passed away on June 28, 2021, at ComfortCare Homes in Pittsburg, KS.

Lyle was born on September 30, 1921, to Thomas and Florence (Miller) McGinnis in Lafontaine, KS. She married Jonathan Walter Rice on November 17, 1942, in Independence, KS, He preceded her in death on February 2, 1999.

Lyle was a Homemaker and enjoyed cooking, fishing, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by one son, Thomas H. Rice (DeEllen) of Cottonwood Falls, KS; granddaughters Michelle Litterini (Lawrence), Vicki Rice, Aimee Gordon (Lance) and Tara O’Connor (Michael); and 7 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Walter Dale Rice, a sister, Betty Stevens, and three brothers, Bob McGinnis, Donald McGinnis, and Dean McGinnis.

A Graveside Service will be on Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 at 11:30 AM at the Crocker Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am at Brenner Mortuary in Pittsburg, KS. Memorial donations can be made to ComfortCare Homes and/or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice. The service will be live streamed on our website ( through Lyle's obituary page. The family will also be honoring her son Walter Dale Rice at the service who passed away on May 12, 2020. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, 114 E. 4th St., Pittsburg, KS.

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July 6, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Graveside Funeral
July 6, 2021

11:30 AM to TBD
Crocker Cemetery
924 E. 171 Hwy
Pittsburg, KS 66762

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