Eva Eliza Durbin Rice
Eva Eliza Durbin Rice died peacefully on July 27, 2020, in Lexington, Kentucky, at the age of 90.
Eva is survived by her children, Robert Rice and Mary Beth Whitehouse, Sharon Taylor, a son-in-law, Mark Whitehouse, a grandson, Warren Taylor, two siblings, Herman Scott Durbin and Wanda Wilson, and a large extended family.
She was born on June 14, 1930, in Irvine, Kentucky, to Herman and Birdie Durbin. Eva attended and graduated from nursing school, and worked as a nurse at Gillium, Blackburn and Ray Urology until her retirement. She married Maurice Rice. Eva was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a sister, Myra Embry.
In her spare time, Eva enjoyed gardening, spending time with her family, attending Central Christian Church, and cheering for the Kentucky Wildcats.
A memorial service is scheduled for a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made in her name to either the Alzheimer's Association, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass.