Inge Rice (nee Mertineit), 94, formerly of Union, NJ passed away on October 28, 2018 at Paragon Village in Mount Olive Township, NJ. Inge was born in Germany on June 10, 1924 to the late William and Herta Mertineit. She volunteered for Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ and always gave her time to help others. Inge was a professional artist and a talented professional musician.
She is survived by her two devoted children, Bonnie Lynn Paris and her husband Victor, and Wayne Rice and his wife Ellen; six loving grandchildren, Vicki Gentis, Michelle Petty, Dawn Hall, Stacy Hetherington, Gregory Paris, and Shawn Rice; and by 12 ½ cherished great-grandchildren – one on the way. She was predeceased by her husband Frederick Rice and by her brother Ralph Mertineit.
Inge’s Life Celebration will include a visitation on Thursday November 1, 2018 from 6pm-9pm at the William J. Leber Funeral Home (908) 879-3090, 15 Furnace Road (corner of Route 206) Chester, NJ 07930. A graveside service will be held on Friday November 2, 2018 at 11am at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield. Entombment will follow.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation 28 West 44th Street, Suite 609, New York, NY 10036.