Kathryn Jane Rice, a retired St. Joseph Medical Center nurse, died of an aortic aneurism April 21 at her Richmond, Va., home. She was 84 and had lived in Towson for many years.
Born Kathryn Jane Reck in Gettysburg, Pa., she moved to Baltimore to attend the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She served briefly in the Army Corps of Nursing during World War II and then worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital until her children were born.
She returned to nursing at St. Joseph Medical Center in the 1960s and worked for 30 years.
She lived on Fairmount Avenue in Towson and later in Lutherville. After retiring, Mrs. Rice moved to Richmond nearly 17 years ago.
She was an accomplished bridge player who enjoyed reading and travel. She volunteered at nursing homes.
"She was remembered for her grace, dignity, tenacity and sense of humor," said her daughter, Barbara Rice Eubank of Richmond.
Graveside services were held Saturday at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.
In addition to her daughter, survivors include a son, Mark William Rice of Bel Air; a sister, Nancy Myers of Hanover, Pa.; and two grandchildren. Her husband of 40 years, William Lee Rice, who worked in medical sales, died in 1990.