Macie Raeann Rice, 15, a Blue Springs, MO resident passed away suddenly on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born February 3, 2001 in Blue Springs, MO.
Macie was a sophomore at Blue Springs South High School. She was currently a manager for the Blue Springs South football team and was a manager for the freshman boys’ basketball team at the Freshman Center in Blue Springs. Macie enjoyed traveling, swimming, taking pictures and hanging out with her friends. Macie will never be able to be replaced but she will always live on in the hearts of her family and friends. In Macie’s young life, she chose to be an organ donor and will help countless other families.
Survivors include parents, Matthew Knott and Kelly Rice of Blue Springs, MO; brother, Ethan Rice of Blue Springs, MO; maternal grandmother, Margie Rice of Blue Springs, MO; aunts and uncles, Travis and Allie Rice of Independence, MO, Christina Knott of Blue Springs, MO, Jennifer Moss of Parkville, MO and Steve and Lisa Griffin of Independence, MO; cousins, Ashton Rice, Braden Rice, Sadie Swinney, Kayden Rice, Kyla Moss, Emilee Knott, Madison Griffin, Morgan Griffin. She was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, James Rice and paternal grandmother, Brenda Cohron.
The family will receive friends from 4-7:00 p.m., Monday, November 21, 2016 at Blue Springs Christian Church 7920 S. 7 Hwy, Blue Springs, MO. Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at the church. Graveside services will follow at the Blue Springs Cemetery. Flowers may be sent to the Blue Springs Christian Church in honor of Macie. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Animal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals (ASPCA). The Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs has been entrusted with the final arrangements. Memories of Macie and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.
Macie always loved the holiday season and was very excited that Christmas was just around the corner. She was looking forward to “Ugly Sweater Day” so if anyone wishes to wear Christmas colors or an ugly sweater, it would be very welcomed.