The Ripon Commonwealth Press, the hometown newspaper of Quacker Factory founder Jeanne Bice, has some more information on her death. Bice died Friday, June 10, at age 71 after being diagnosed with uterine cancer:
[Donna] Long, who attended kindergarten with Bice’s husband, Butch, noted that Bice had been in the hospital a few months ago suffering from a cancer she said was incurable but treatable.
Complications led to more hospitalization but still leaving Bice well enough to talk to Long and another good friend, Ripon resident Joan Bischoff, as recently as three weeks ago. Bice said she was doing better.
Last Friday morning, she was awake, alert and visiting with a QVC executive. That afternoon, she napped and didn’t wake up, Long said.