Teresa Faye Rice-Smiley

1959 - 2018

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Teresa Rice Smiley, 59, of Findlay passed away on November 20, 2018 under hospice care at her home in Findlay. She was born to Eldon and Eleanor Thompson in Ogden, Utah on August 19, 1959 and later came to live with Richard and Ilene Hoy of Alvada, Ohio and was adopted. She married John M. Rice on October 28, 1978 in Findlay and he passed away on April 27, 2007. She is survived by a son, John W. Rice, and a daughter, Jamie Lynn Rice, both of Findlay. Also surviving are five grandchildren: Jonnie Rice, Jayla Rice, and Iyanna Williams of Findlay and Karsyn and Aubree Winters of Bloomdale, Ohio. She is also survived by six brothers: Eldon (Judith) Hoy of Alvada, Harlan (Lisa) Alvada, Alan (Lorena) Hoy of Findlay, Kevin (Charlotte) Thompson of Syracuse, Utah, Jim Thompson of Fostoria, and Brent Thompson of Roy, Utah. Teresa was preceded in death by a daughter, Danielle Rice. Teresa graduated from Arcadia High School in 1977. She attended Cedar Creek Church. She was a very compassionate and caring person, and an excellent homemaker. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, November 30, 2018 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM at the Crates Life Appreciation Center next door to the funeral home, 219 West Sandusky Street. Burial will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the family c/o Coldren-Crates Funeral Home to assist the family with funeral expenses. Online condolences are welcomed at www.coldrencrates.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay.

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    Crates Life Appreciation Center [Map]
    219 W Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Friday, November 30th 2018 2:00 - 5:00 PM

  • Celebration of Life:

    Friday, November 30th 2018 - 2:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    Crates Life Appreciation Center [Map]
    219 W. Sandusky St
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:


  • Contributions:

    To the Family c/o Coldren-Crates Funeral Home
    205 W. Sandusky St
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Instructions:

Condolences For Teresa Faye Rice-Smiley

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To : Mrs Ilene Hoy
Date :Wednesday, November 21st 2018
From : Sherry Bauman Huff
Mrs. Hoy,
I extend my deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your daughter and on the recent loss of your husband.
I wish to thank you for your kindness and the wonderful jester of asking her friends to send birthday cards in Aug. I know Teresa appreciated your love.
Gloriously, our family members and friends await us in His Kingdom.
Much love to you, to Teresa's birth parents, to her children and to her precious grandchildren.

To : Jamie and John Rice
Date :Wednesday, November 21st 2018
From : Sarah Schrecongost
Your mom was a beautiful, strong, brave women.Im so sorry for your lose. My heart breaks for you all. Just know that she is no longer in pain and she is with Dani. Jamie I love you!!

To : All of Teresa's family
Date :Thursday, November 22nd 2018
From : Aunt Helen Cousin Rob family
Our deepest sympathy to all of Teresa's family. She fought a hard, valiant battle and has won peace and salvation.

Love, Aunt Helen and cousins Rob, Melanie, Abigail & Isabelle

To : Family
Date :Friday, November 23rd 2018
From : Ms Allison
Please except my condolences. May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about her and bring her back again. John 5:28, 29 gives this assurance.

To : Her family
Date :Friday, November 23rd 2018
From : Robin Bowyer Kroeger
I knew Teresa for 35 years. We went through so many good times and had many many many conversations..... the one thing I want you to know is how much love she had in her voice when she talked of her family. John, Jamie and Dani were the lights of her life. There wasn’t anything that was beyond reach where they were concerned.... anything for her kids. She had so much respect for her mom and dad, and admired their strength and loyalty to one another. She loved every family member, near and far. My heart breaks for you all. I’ll miss her.

To : Teresa Rice family
Date :Friday, November 23rd 2018
From : Mickey Swaboda
So sorry for your loss, God Bless the family

To : Teresa Smiley Family
Date :Wednesday, November 28th 2018
From : Roger and Barbara Waller
To all the family of Teresas, how sad we are at her passing. She spent lots of time at our house when she was younger and we always enjoyed her so much. It was a blessing to have had those times with her. She was a very strong women and she will be missed. Our hearts and prayers go out to you at this time.

To : Teresas family and loved ones
Date :Thursday, November 29th 2018
From : Lee Ann Abbott
My heart aches for all of Teresa’s family and friends that she left behind. Teresa was such a sweet, giving, loving and thoughtful human being! May you all find peace in knowing that she is reunited with some of her loved ones that left before her! Especially her daughter Danielle and her daddy. Much love to all of you! PEACE & COMFORT ❤️