Rice Funeral Service and Cremation Center recently expanded to Oologah at 110 S. Maple Street. The Rice staff can assist a family who is planning the celebration of the life of a loved one. Rice’s Oologah facility will most importantly provide a convenient and warm location for visitations.
Kathy Dopp and Kenny DeLozier are pleased to bring their funeral and cremation service to the Oologah community. They will host an open house on Sunday, April 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. and Monday, April 28 through Friday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They invite you to view the facility and register for gifts.
The history of the funeral service started when Opal and T.G. Rice opened the Rice Funeral Service in Claremore in 1945. In 1977 Kathy Dopp purchased the business and continued the journey to raise the standard of funeral service throughout Northeast Oklahoma. She moved the funeral home in 1995 to its current Claremore location.
Kenny DeLozier joined Kathy in 2008 and is currently the Managing Director. The pair share the same vision and ideals. They know that families have many choices in funeral services, but believe the commitment the Rice staff makes to each family is the reason for their continued success.
They believe in treating every family as if they were a part of their own families. Their goal is to make each family know the loved one entrusted to Rice will be cared for with respect and dignity. They know that trust is earned not given.
Another member of the Rice staff is Haley DeLozier. Haley recently passed her national boards and is starting her apprenticeship as a Funeral Director and Embalmer.
Jason Rouk is another staff member. He is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. Two other important members of the Rice staff are Glenn Hutchison and Erin McElwain.
Gina Wilson is Manager of the Prearrangement Program and Community Awareness. She joined the staff after a 26-year career in banking. She is assisted by Chandra Krafft. They assist families in pre-planning their service and make them aware of their many options now available.
The Rice team members are privileged to become part of the Oologah community.