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Love you always Shawn!
RIP Shawn !!
So sorry for your loss. Shawn was a great friend and co worker. You all are in my prayers.
Shawn was an amazing friend friend and a fantastic co-worker. He had a warm smile a gentle attitude and a deeply caring heart. He made each person feel like they were special to him and him alone. When Shawn and Leanne met at the nursing home you could see an automatic spark between them and it was so beautiful to watch. God be with you Leanne and know that all of your co-workers feel and mourn your loss with you.
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Shawn Gregory Rice, 41, of West Lafayette, Indiana passed away early the morning of
Friday, November 25th, 2022 at home.
Shawn was born May 18, 1981 in Olney, Illinois to Susan (Jamerson) and Baskam
Banner Rice. He attended elementary and high school in Claremont then Olney, Illinois. He later
earned his Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certificate at Olney Central College. As a CNA
Shawn worked at Richland Care Center and Burgin Manor in Olney. After moving to West
Lafayette, Indiana Shawn became Manager, then co-owner, of Evil Genius Tattoo Club.
Shawn enjoyed fishing, camping, cooking and playing “Magic The Gathering” but most of
all Shawn loved making memories with his family and friends. TO describe Shawn simply:
Shawn LOVED. He spent his time living life to its’ fullest while making countless memories along
the way. He was often the life of the party while at the same time making each person feel
special and seen.
Shawn is survived by fiancé Leanne Smithenry of West Lafayette, Indiana, mother
Susan Rice of Lawrenceville, Il, 2 sisters, Cathy Wagner and Carol Burger and numerous
extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by his father Baskam Banner Rice, brother
Junior Rice and his grandparents Robert & Yolanda Jamerson and Banner & Marie Rice.
Final arrangements and cremation in care of Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. A
Celebration of Life service to be held at a later date.
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