Alice Irene Ice Mann, 81, of Cabool, Missouri, passed away May 2, 2017 at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston, Missouri.
Alice was born October 9, 1935 in Independence, Missouri, the daughter of the late Charles and Hester (Howell) Reed.
Alice was a 1953 graduate of William Chrisman High School, Independence. Following graduation, she worked for Hallmark Cards in Kansas City. After completing radiology technology school, she received her RT certification. She worked in Ottawa, Kansas, before moving back to the Missouri Ozarks. As a child she had lived in the Ozarks before moving to Independence as a teen. She had told her father, “You can take the girl out of the Ozarks, but you can’t the Ozarks out of the girl.”
For over 40 years, she worked in various medical clinics in Cabool, Mountain Grove, and Houston for Dr. Joe Spears, Dr. Jim Hasek, Dr. Marty Hasek, Texas County Memorial Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, in Mountain View, Missouri, Dr. Choudhury, Dr. Larry Mayuga, Dr. Stephen Hawkins, and Cox Health Systems. For a short time she traveled to Rolla to teach at the RT school. She was active in her community and church and had also served on the Cabool School Board.
In 1964 she married the late Charles Everett Ice. They lived on their farm on AD Highway where they raised hogs and operated a registered Angus cattle farm. Charlie preceded her in death in 1998.
In 2001 she reconnected with her high school sweetheart and married the late William B. Mann who preceded her in death in 2010.
Alice was also preceded in death by her brother George (Bud) Reed and sister in-law Lovita (Wentorth) Reed.
She is survived by her two sons, Everett (Pam) Ice, Cameron, Missouri, and John (Sara) Ice, Sierra Vista, Arizona, and six loving grandchildren that she adored: Nathan, Whitnee, Spencer, Elizabeth, Ian and Isaac.
Services were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at the funeral chapel with David Keeney officiating. Pallbearers were Everett Ice, John Ice, Nathan Ice, Roy Brown, Dr. Stephen Hawkins and Dale Amundson. Honorary pallbearers were Spencer, Ian and Isaac Ice. Interment was in Ozark Cemetery at Houston, under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www. egcfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in honor of Alice to either Ozark Cemetery or Cabool Cemetery.