Cynthia Ann “Cindy” Rice, age 65, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020 at her home. She was born Aug. 30, 1954 in Chillicothe, Ohio to the late Clyde and Roberta (Geho) Rice.

 Cindy is survived by her son, Ben Rice Hawkins of Jackson, Ohio; brother, Steve (Carol) Rice of Clinton, Tennessee; nephews, Eric, Adam, and Matthew Rice; special friend, Deana Wiley; “The Birthday Club” ladies, as well as numerous other special friends.

 She was preceded in death by her parents.

 Cindy was a 1972 graduate of Jackson High School. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir. She loved sports, especially the Jackson Ironmen and the Ohio State Buckeyes.

 Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Jackson. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Janie Karl officiating. Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery. Per CDC guidelines and governor recommendations, we are asked to follow proper social distancing procedures and guidelines. Online condolences may be sent to