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Eleanor Marjorie Dice, 95, of Midland, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on January 12, 2019. She was born on July 9, 1923 to John Gay and Alberta (Bentley) Gay. She married Garold E. Dice on October 30, 1942 and was a loving wife of 69 years until his death in 2012. Eleanor worked at Losey’s Jewelry and the Mode Shop for several years.

She was a member of the Homer United Methodist Church for many years. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and baking. She and her husband Garold traveled many places, including where they wintered in Florida, where she won many shuffleboard championships. Eleanor had an amazing memory, especially with dates and life stories.

Eleanor is survived by her children: Garlene Glanz, Marla Johnson, Lana (Scott) Maxwell, Douglas (Judy) Dice, and Tad (Gayle) Dice, as well as 12 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Joyce (Dale) Wolfgang.

In addition to her parents, Eleanor is predeceased by her brothers, Howard Gay, Orville Gay, and Leo Gay; by her sisters, Eula DeGuise, Grace Eastman, Leone Wagner, and Helen Gay; son in-laws John Johnson, and Ron Glanz; grandchild Kory Dice

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Homer United Methodist Church with Pastor Ernesto E. Mariona officiating. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at the church from 10:00am until the time of service. Burial will take place at Homer Township Cemetery.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Heartland Hospice and Homer United Methodist Church.

Condolence Messages

  1. Charlain Mc Dermott

    14 January 2019 3 years ago

    Dear Garlene and the rest of Eleanor’s family. I wish you Joe’s and my condolences. I had the pleasure of meeting Eleanor and I am sure our Lord has welcomed her to her new home with so many of her family that have moved on ahead of her. She has been a blessing and a prime example to so many. We are also in Florida and will not be able to share in the celebration of her life, but I am honored to have the chance to meet her and share in her good times through Garlene’s Facebook pictures.

  2. The Ronald Dice Family

    14 January 2019 3 years ago

    Aunt Eleanor not only had smiles at the beginning of a gathering, but all the way through and she could never let you leave being hungry. Those smiles and conversations will last with us forever.

  3. Steve Dice

    14 January 2019 3 years ago

    Eleanor was an aunt and source of so many fond memories, especially during my childhood. Her pleasant optimistic demeanor is something we can all strive to model. Thank you Eleanor for your positive impact on my life.

  4. Joyce and Doug Taylor

    14 January 2019 3 years ago

    We at Crystal Lake Village in Wauchula, Florida, enjoyed Eleanor and Garold for many years. Eleanor was a beautiful lady and a great shuffler. I always enjoyed shuffling with her.

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