Lauren Harper Rice

Lauren Harper Rice

Lauren Harper Rice

Lauren Harper Rice, 2 1/2 months, infant daughter of Nicholas S. Rice and Kasey Jo Steinbacher, died Oct. 18, 2016, at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Stanford.

She was born Aug. 6, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

Surviving in addition to her parents, of Fredericksburg, VA., are paternal grandfather, Scott (stepgrandmother, Lorraine) Rice, of Chesapeake, Va.; paternal grandmother, Mary Konoski (stepgrandfather, Edward Wooster), of Montgomery; maternal grandfather, Michael (stepgrandmother, Kim) Steinbacher, of Montoursville; maternal grandmother, Lora (stepgrandfather, David) Bausinger, of Hughesville; paternal great-grandmother, Christine Rice, of Canton; maternal great-grandmother, Donna Steinbacher, of Concord, N.H.; and maternal great-grandparents, Patricia and Daniel Milheim, of Williamsport.

A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 715 Pikes Peak Road, Allenwood, with Pastor Michael A. Hill officiating. Burial will follow in Elimsport Cemetery. Friends and family will be received from 6-8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville.

Handprint

You were lying in my arms,

As I tried to say goodbye,

“It might be for the best,” they said,

But I knew that was a lie.

I gazed at your little handprint,

Given to us that day,

You wouldn’t feel pain again,

But I wanted you to stay.

You fought for every breath you took,

Never letting go,

Until one day God made you His,

Leaving all of us below.

Although you couldn’t walk or talk,

Or even count to ten,

Your short life had more impact,

Than a hundred million men.

– Mommy & Daddy

(written by Tony Doiron)