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Delmar Kice

September 28, 1923 — September 21, 2012

Delmar Robert Kice, 88, of Arbela, Missouri passed away at Friday evening, September 21, 2012, at the Scotland County Care Center in Memphis, Missouri.

The son of Otto and Laura Oppy Kice, he was born September 28, 1923 at the same location where he lived all his life.

He married Clarice Kittle on November 25, 1945 at the Methodist Church in Memphis, Missouri and to this union two children were born: Jerry and Nancy.

Delmar loved his family, spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as his many friends as he loved to visit and never knew a stranger.

He attended Plum College grade school and the Granger High School.

He joined the Arbela Methodist Church as a young man.

Delmar served in the Army as a WWII Veteran, being stationed in the Philippines from 1945 to 1947.

Delmar was a lifelong farmer who raised white corn and shipped it to St. Joseph, Missouri for many years.

He had the 1st mechanical sled for tractor pulling in the state of Missouri.  He was honored for 26 years of service to the Missouri State Fair, Antique and Classic Tractor Pulls from 1982 to 2008.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister; Ethel Louise who died during infancy, his son; Jerry Kice and his brother Burdett Kice as well as his brother-in-law, Carroll Kittle; and, a sister-in-law, Doris Esther Kittle.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years; one daughter, Nancy of Quincy, Illinois; one grandson, Scott of Arbela, three great-grandsons, Cody, Tristen, and Gavin, of the home; and two sisters-in-law, June Kice, and Rita Kittle both of Arbela. He is also survived by two special cousins Okie Boyer, and Leland LeClair; nieces and nephews, Gary Kittle & wife Debbie of Memphis, Marla O’ Donnell & Husband Thomas, Terri Bulen & husband Wayne, David Kittle and wife Gina, all of Arbela, Rhonda Davis (Kice) & husband Billy of Bellevue, Nebraska, Ron Kice & fiancée  Elaine Cross, and James Kice & fiancee Teri Herring of Memphis, and a host of reletives and friends

Memorials are suggested to the Arbela United Methodist or the Hickory Grove Cemetery and can be left at or mailed to the Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madison St., Memphis, Missouri 63555.
Payne Funeral Chapel
202 East Madison St.
Memphis, Missouri 63555
Monday Sept. 24, 2012
12-8 PM  Family present 6-8 PM
Payne Funeral Chapel
202 East Madison St.
Memphis, Missouri 63555
Tuesday Sept. 25, 2012 at 11:00AM
Hickory Grove Cemetery
Rural Arbela,
Scotland County, Missouri
Memorial Contributions
Memorials may be made to the
Arbela United Methodist Church
, or the
Hickory Grove Cemetery
. They may be mailed to or left at the Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 East Madison St. Memphis, Missouri 63555. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Delmar Kice, please visit our flower store.


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