Obituary for Linda L. (Houser) Sizemore-Rice

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Linda L. (Houser) Sizemore-Rice

May 27, 1943 - February 28, 2017

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

Information: (812) 597-4670



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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, March 3, 2017

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Service Information

Date: Friday, March 3, 2017

Time: 4:30 pm

Lexington Hotel


2500 South High School Road, Indianapolis, IN,

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Date: Friday, March 3, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Born: May 27, 1943
Died: February 28, 2017

Condolences for Linda Sizemore-Rice

Dawn M Robertson posted on 3/5/17

Linda was a very special and loving soul...a true and faithful servant of the Lord. She will be missed by her dearest friend Thena Williams, her pastor Roy Cunningham and all of her family at Emmanuel church. Until we meet our sister again...we love you Linda and will deeply miss your delicious brownies!


Paula Patton Myers Ward posted on 3/4/17

I am so very sorry for your great lose. Your mother holds a very special place in my heart. She was so good t me, loved me and showed me many things, how to cook many things, how to wear makeup, she is the first one I drank Strawberry wine with. Just shared many years making lifelong memories with her, that will be carried all the days of my life! She was one of a kind, so sweet and bold all at the same time. God gained a wonderful Angel. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers always!


Juan posted on 3/3/17

I always will remember the fun times I had at your mom's house driving her crazy! Sorry my friend.


Kelly McClure posted on 3/3/17

All of you are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this diffult time. She was a wonderful women and truly will be missed. Margie and Tabatha miss and love you !!


Floyd and Marcie Kelly posted on 3/3/17

I'm so very sorry for your loss. She's such a sweetheart and will be missed.


Sherri Smith posted on 3/2/17

My thoughts and prayers are with the Bryan, Becky and the second family. Love to all of you!


shannon & David FARNSWORTH posted on 3/2/17

Aunt Linda will be missed terribly. Sweetest person in my life from childhood to adult. Only positive things could be said about her because I don't think she did wrong. I have always thought of her in the highest regard and will treasure every memory of her that we shared. I pray for peace during this time for Danny and rest of the family. Love you all. Love, your cousin Shannon


Carolyn Harrison posted on 3/2/17

Dear Brian & Danny. Sorry to hear about your mother, my prayers are with you . Sorrry I cant be there . Love you both


Helen Archambo posted on 3/2/17

See ya in heaven Linda! Love ya


Becky Goldy posted on 3/2/17

I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


Nanette Doty (Hall) posted on 3/4/17

So sorry Danny I just seen the arrangements was planning on coming. Was wondering what was going on. Sorry again I missed this. I remember your Mom so well. I loved growing up with your family. Good old days.