Linda L. (Houser) Sizemore-Rice, age 73, passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at home. She was a resident of Martinsville and former longtime resident of Indianapolis.
Linda was born May 27, 1943, in Indianapolis, to the late Denzil and Neola (Drake) Houser. She attended Wood High School in Indianapolis. She married Oscar Sizemore in February of 1972 in Tennessee. He preceded her in death on January 14, 1976. She later married Fred Rice in 1986. He preceded her in death on July 29, 2006.
Linda was the owner and operator of Sizemore Trucking in Indianapolis and co-owner of Indy Metro Ambulance Service from 1996-2000. She also drove a semi-truck for 30 years and worked as a courier for Labcorp in Indianapolis. Linda enjoyed camping, spending time on the beach in Florida and visiting with friends. She loved spending time with her children, especially her grandchildren. She attended Emmanuel Urban Christian Church in Indianapolis.
Linda will be missed by her two sons: Danny (Shannon) Sizemore of Martinsville and Bryan (Becky) Henderson of Paragon; grandchildren: Tomisue (Mike) Beisel, Bobbi Jo, Emma and Oscar Sizemore, Tabetha (Ryan) Bales and Andrew Henderson; and 6 great-grandchildren and siblings: Marge Troutman, Nada Simpson and Rita Houser.
She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Oscar, second husband, Fred, and siblings Hilda Wallace, Jim Houser and Carolyn Sue Houser.
The Rev. Nancy Buffenbarger will conduct a funeral service on Friday at 1 p.m. at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time on Friday at the funeral home. A graveside service will follow at 3:30 p.m. at Floral Park Cemetery in Indianapolis.
A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at the Lexington Hotel, 2500 S. High School Road in Indianapolis, starting at 4:30 p.m. following the graveside service.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Linda to the Morgan County Humane Society, 690 W. Mitchell Ave. Martinsville, IN 46151.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.meredith-clark.com.
Information: (812) 597-4670
Date: Friday, March 3, 2017
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm