Glenda D. Rice, age 76 of Joliet, IL, formerly of Sidney, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2022.  Her funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Gehrig-Stitt Chapel in Sidney, NE with Pastor Michael Young officiating.  Services will be livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and recorded for later viewing on our website.  Burial will follow at the Czech Cemetery near Sunol.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in care of the family for future designation. 

Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Monday from 1-6:00 P.M. to sign Glenda’s register book.  The family will be present from 1 to 3 PM.  You may view Glenda’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at             

Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Glenda’s care and funeral arrangements.

Glenda was born June 22, 1946 in Loveland, CO to Richard Lee and Leone (Babe Ashby) Reese.  The family soon moved to Sterling, CO where she attended school. She had one daughter, Patti Reese, on September 12, 1964. 

Glenda married Nick Rice on November 10, 1968.  The couple traveled with Forsythe and Dowis Carnival for several years. They lived in Bensenville and Hanover Park, IL before moving to Sidney, NE in 1997. Glenda managed the Super 8 Motel and later worked for Walmart for 13 years before retiring.

After the death of her husband, Nick, she moved in with her daughter in Joliet.

Glenda is survived by her daughter, Patti; grandson J.R “Justin” Reese and his fiancée Lisa Guzman; granddaughter Heather Reese; great grandchildren Justin, Conner, Colin, Makayla and Genaro; sister Erma Faye and husband Charles Miner; niece Charla and her husband Dave Hudspeth and nephews Richard and his wife Lucy Miner and Clayton Miner.

Glenda was preceded in death by her parents, husband Nick, and brother Robert Reese.