Rose M. Rice, 91 of Eldon, Missouri, died on Friday, May 20, 2011, at Palomar Hospital in Escondido, California. She was born December 19, 1919, in Cherokee, Kan., a daughter of Frank and Mary Naccarato. On January 22, 1942, she was married to Glen J. Rice, who preceded her in death on November 5, 1992. She was a graduate of Pittsburg, Kan. State College, receiving a B.S. degree in Education. She taught in the secondary schools for several years in Kansas, Texas, and Missouri. She was a legal secretary for 28 years and retired after working with Harry H. Kay, Attorney, Eldon, Missouri. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eldon. For several years she was President of the Eldon Branch of American Association of University Women and was still a Member at Large of the Association at her death. She is survived by a daughter, Rose Marie Dishman of Poway, Calif. A son, Larry, preceded her in death on September 6, 1991. Private services are planned. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Poway-Bernardo Mortuary.