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3000 E. Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Phone: 812-333-4400
Fax: 812-333-4445
Marlene Kay Rice

Marlene Kay Rice

Monday, January 19th, 1942 - Friday, April 17th, 2020
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Rev. Marlene K. Rice, 78, of Bloomington went through the pearly gates of Heaven to be forever with our Lord Jesus Christ in Heaven on Friday, April 17, 2020.
She was born January 19, 1942, to Wayne R. Deckard and Lucille M. (Swango) Deckard. She was an accomplished pianist and organist. She taught piano and organ and was also an organist at IU’s Beck Chapel for many years until she felt the call on her life to become a minister and prophet of God. She and her husband Bryan established the Pillar of Fire Tabernacle church. It was started in their garage and later established in Bedford and most recently a new church in Bloomington.
Marlene loved her family, and church family dearly. She was a dedicated Prophet of God, always putting God first in everything. She enjoyed her frequent trips with Bryan to Israel to walk where our Savior walked, and she enjoyed collecting anything that represented our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Survivors include her two daughters and their husbands, Marla and Robert Haymaker of Mitchell and Cynthia and Daniel Hughes of Bloomington. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Christina (Hughes) Green, A.J. Pittman, Daniel Hughes II, and Bryan Haymaker, four great-granddaughters, Adelynne Pittman, Juliana Hughes, Isabel Hughes, and Addison Hughes. One sister, Suzanne Walls of Bloomington.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bryan D. Rice, and her parents, Wayne Deckard and Lucille Deckard.
A private service for the immediate family will be Wednesday, April 22 at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third Street with Rev. Don Christy officiating. Burial will follow at Cloverhill Cemetery.
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Patricia Simmons

Posted at 11:52am
Marlene was a very kind, gentle soul whom I loved. She taught piano lessons to me when we were both teenagers. We both attended Smithville High School. Her piano playing was some of the most beautiful have ever heard. I had not seen nor talked to her in years, but I shall always remember and play the songs she taught me. May she Rest In Peace.
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Deborah Smock

Posted at 06:49am
Cindy and Marla my thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss. Your mom was a wonderful person. Our hearts ache right now but God will see us through this. She touched so many lives. She made the organ and piano sing. She loved God with all her heart.
RJ

Reece Johnston

Posted at 03:06pm
Marla, Cindy and Suzanne ........ are the ones I remember ....... soooooooooo sorry to hear of Sweet Marlene's passing ....... loved her and always was a big fan of her wonderful musical talents . God knows you deserve a rest, Marlene ....... so much wonderful work you have done . I will never forget you and only have the fondest of memories of our time together .
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Donna English

Posted at 07:06pm
Sorry for your loss. God bless you. Don and Donna English Fielsdstone neighbors
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