Stella S. (Kukla) Rice, 89, formerly of Pottstown, wife of the late Bernard F. Rice, passed away on Sunday at Parkhouse Providence Pointe.

Born in Lily,Penna., she was the daughter of the late Albert and Stephanie Kukla.

Stella worked as a housekeeper for both Dr. John Peterman and Dr. Ambrose Peterman for 46 years.

She is survived by her stepdaughter Mary Jane Yocom, wife of Samuel, of Barto; her step sons Leonard F. Rice, husband of Marianne, of Skaneateles, NY and Kenneth W. Rice, husband of Rosemary, of Stowe; 11 step grandchildren and 14 step great grandchildren. Along with her husband and parents, she is predeceased by her step daughter Dolores LaFreeda.

Services and interment are private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Stella’s name to Parkhouse Providence Pointe Resident Fund, 1600 Blackrock Road, Royersford, PA 19468 or Odyssey Hospice, 512 Township Line Road, Blue Bell, PA 19422.

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