Louise Haston Rice - Jesse Haston Family Historian

I cannot remember when I did not love history and genealogy. As a young girl of 10 or 12, I started collecting information about my family.

Louise loved her family, life on the farm, and entertaining. She was active in the Baptist church in Salisbury MO. Her love of genealogy began at a young age and continued all throughout her life. She served as President of the Chariton Historical Society and Museum for several years. Her passion for helping others trace their family roots was genuine and she helped many…never met a stranger. Her dream of finding the family bible took years, her efforts were rewarded when it was located in Oklahoma and it meant the world to her. Family, faith, and love of genealogy led to a fulfilling life with the purpose for our mother.
She never met a cemetery she didn’t like and knew of many in our area. I also should have stated the name of the museum as Chariton County Historical Society.  -Daughter, Sherry
John D. Rice - Salisbury, MO
John and Louise Haston Rice - 60th Anniversary

Letter from Margaret Banks to Dave & Estelle Haston

Louise Rice, 82, of Salisbury, MO, died Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at Brunswick Nursing and Rehab. Louise was born June 9, 1936, in Keytesville, MO the daughter of Roy and Wilhelmina A. (Anderson) Haston. She married John Rice 66 years ago, on March 19, 1953, in Keytesville, MO. John preceded her in death on June 29, 2014.

Louise was a farmers wife, she was a child care provider for 10 years, worked for Scholastic Books in Moberly for 5 years, as a genealogist for many people and her own family tree, and at Summerville Funeral Home for several years. She was a member of the Chariton County Historical Society and was president for 5 years. She attended the First Baptist Church and the United Methodist Church in Salisbury.

Louise is survived by a son Rob (Catherine) Rice of Clifton Hill, MO, daughters Sue Ponder of Salisbury, MO, Sherry (Gary) Wright of Salisbury, MO, sisters-in-law Lucille Haston of Kansas City, MO, Charlotte Haston of Brunswick, MO, six grandchildren Lisa Nugent of Shannondale, MO, Mitchell (Andrea) Rice of Salisbury, MO, Stacey (Jake) Aumock of Kansas City, MO, Mike Wright of Salisbury, MO, Matt Ponder of Salisbury, MO, Sara Ponder of Salisbury, MO, great grandchildren Liam, Colin, Annie, Quinn, Isabell, Abigail, Elizabeth, Katie, Brooke, Brandi, Lyndsay, Jake, Briana, Seleena, Trinity, great-grandchildren Johnathan, Cohen, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers James Roy Haston, Carl Own Haston, son-in-law Rodney Ponder, and grandson-in-law Ned Nugent.

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