Gabrielle Rice, age 40, of Ottawa, Kansas, passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2018, at her home.
She was born October 11, 1978 in Iola, Kansas, the daughter of Terry Zornes and Vickie (Doughty) Brownback. Gabe graduated from Central Heights High School in 1998. She married Clarence Rice in 2003 and this union was blessed with two children. They later divorced.
Gabe enjoyed listening to music, working with crafts, and crossword puzzles. She enjoyed caring for others as a home health aide. After high school, she worked as a nurse aide at Richmond Care Center before becoming a stay at home mom. She currently worked for Angels Care Home Health in Ottawa.
Gabe was preceded in death by grandparents, Keith and Barbara Doughty; Ronald and Delores Zornes; infant son, Michael; one cousin, Juket Doughty; one step-cousin, Scott Hazard.
She is survived by her children, Dillon and Shannon Brownback; mother, Vickie Brownback and husband Jim of Parker, Kansas; father, Terry Zornes and wife Kathy of Kincaid, Kansas; adoptive father, Gene Earnest of Burlington, Kansas; three siblings, Dustin Earnest and fiancé Alicia of Ottawa, Kansas; Kelsi Johns and husband Waylon of Ottawa, Kansas; and Kara Earnest and fiancé Tyler Agler of Garnett, Kansas; step-brother, Matthew Brownback and wife Marissa of Centerville, Kansas; grandmother, Olive Reed of Osawatomie, Kansas; step-grandparents, Bob and Nancy Brownback of Parker, Kansas; and numerous nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., on Thursday, October 18, 2018, at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Garnett, Kansas with burial following in Fairview Cemetery, Mildred, Kansas. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service at the chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gabe Rice Memorial Fund.
You may send your condolences to the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.