Catherine D. Rice, 68, of Warren, PA, passed away on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at her home following a lengthy illness.

Cathie was born on February 24, 1947 in Warren, PA, the only daughter of the late Thomas J. and Evelyn Armstrong Donnelly. On October 22, 1977 she married Merl A. Rice who survives.

Cathie graduated from Warren High School, Class of 1965 and later graduated with an Associate’s Degree from Jamestown Business College. She was employed for 26 years as an executive secretary with Struthers Wells Corp. and worked as an executive assistant for 10 years with the United Fund of Warren County, retiring in 2012.

Cathie was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church. She had battled cancer for the last 3 ½ years. She loved the slot machines in Salamanca and Las Vegas, and was noted for her wit and sarcastic remarks, which she inherited from her father. They could find humor in most any situation. Cathie was a lifelong Democrat and served as Warren County Democratic State Committee Woman for 16 years.

Friends may call from 6-8pm Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. A vigil service will be held at 7:45pm Saturday evening at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10:00 AM Monday at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA, with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of the Ascension at St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place a memorial may do so through the Cancer Care Center of Warren General Hospital, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA 16365, or to the United Fund of Warren County, P. O. Box 844, Warren, PA, 16365, or to Paws Along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA 16365, or to St. Joseph R.C. Church, or to a charity of one’s choice. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting