Judie Alley (Coomer) Rice

September 21, 1942 ~ December 23, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Judie Alley Rice Obituary

Judie Alley Rice, 81, of Columbia, Kentucky, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 23, 2023 at Hospice of Lake Cumberland in Somerset.

She was born September 21, 1942, in Adair County, to the late Wallace J. and Claudia Brown Coomer.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Gid Alley, Jr., a twin sister, Janet Coomer and a brother, Gerald Coomer.

Judie was a beloved educator, falling in the footsteps of her father and grandmother, teaching primarily Junior and Senior English for 34 years in the Adair County School System.  She was a member of Trinity Church serving on many committees during that time.  Judie was a leader and sponsored many who pursued a closer walk with God through the Emmaus Walk.  Her faith was apparent as she lived her life as an example of the Lord’s servant praying over many people.  It has often been said that she had a direct line to God.

Survivors include:

Her husband – Bob Rice of Columbia

Her daughter and son-in-law – Cindy and Larry Walker of Columbia

Two grandchildren – Natalie and her husband Neil Goodin of Spring Hill, Tennessee, Wes and his wife Baylee Walker of Frankfurt, Germany

Four great-grandchildren – Alley, Barrett and Walker Goodin and Maeve Walker

Two step-daughters – Ashley and her husband Howard Stephens of Russell Springs, Amberee and her husband Byron Livers of Columbia

Step-grandchildren – Brooklyn, Braxton (Ella), Brayton and Amani Coomer, Cash and Kelsey Stephens

One brother – Richie Coomer (Sue) of Columbia

Sister-in-law – Cynthia Coomer of Columbia

Three nephews – Neal, Chris and Ben Coomer

Funeral service – Thursday, December 28, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Pescosolido and Bro. Richie Coomer officiating

Burial in Haven Hill Cemetery

Visitation on Wednesday from 4:00-8:00 P.M. and any time before service on Thursday

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to Trinity Church and can be left at the funeral home.

Casket Bearers:  Wes Walker, Neil Goodin, Chris Coomer, Neal Coomer, Braxton Coomer, Brayton Coomer, Cash Stephens.

Honorary: Ben Coomer

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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December 27, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
200 Campbellsville Street
Columbia, Kentucky 42728

Funeral Service
December 28, 2023

11:00 AM
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
200 Campbellsville Street
Columbia, Kentucky 42728


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