Mariam L. Dice, age 73, of Lamar, passed
away Sunday afternoon, November 19, 2017, surrounded by her family at her home.
Mariam was born September 18, 1944, at Benton, Illinois,
to Dillard and Coy (Wiggins) Browning. She was married to Bill Dice for 26 years and later to Eugene Amatto for a short time. Mariam was preceded in death by her parents; her only brother, Edd
Browning; a son, Scott Dice; and an infant granddaughter, Rose Mary Dice.
A natural caregiver, Mariam never missed
an opportunity to be of service to others.
She was a great cook and delighted in setting a bountiful table for
family and friends, as well as baking thousands of cookies for countless Red
Cross blood drives and treats for police, firefighters, and emergency
responders. Her interest in collecting
plates and ribbons resulted in a unique and personal décor style in her home
and a conversation starter for visitors. She was an animal lover with a soft spot in
her heart and home for numerous cats.
Many will remember Mariam as a dependable
co-worker at O’Sullivan Industries, an in-home health aide, a CNA at Phoebe’s
Guest House, or the hospitable manager of Bristol Manor. She had been an active member of Lamar
Rebekahs and had served as Worthy Matron in the Order of Eastern Star. Mariam was a charter member of Barton County
Eagles Club and an honorary member of the Wind Riders Harley group of Walker,
Survivors include her four children, twin
sons, Ronnie and Donnie Dice, of the home, Stanley “Bud” (Sherry) Dice, Nevada,
Missouri, and daughter, Penny (Krazy Dave) Pratt, Lamar; a sister-in-law, Donna
Browning, Carthage; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three
nephews; one niece; and a host of friends.
Mariam was looking forward to welcoming her seventh great-grandchild to
the family this coming August.
family will receive friends from noon until 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 24th
at Daniel Funeral Home, followed by an informal service to honor Mariam with
shared memories beginning at 1:00 p.m. – please come prepared to tell your favorite
“Mariam Story”. Burial will be in Olive
Branch Cemetery northeast of Sheldon, Missouri.
Memorial contributions are suggested to
the Dice family in care of Daniel Funeral Home.
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