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Brenda Ellen Rice

Brenda Ellen Rice


Brenda Ellen Rice, 73, of Coulterville, IL; born on August 10, 1949 in Christopher, IL the daughter of Ike and Dorothy Mae (Shaw) Neville; passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at Sparta Community Hospital.

Brenda enjoyed listening to Country music and singing along.  She was warm hearted, loving, and full of joy.  Brenda loved her family most of all and was described as the mom of moms.  She would take anyone under her wing and treat them with kindness.

She is survived by one daughter – Sandra Neville of Coulterville, IL; four brothers – Gerald (Sandy) Loucks of Percy, IL, William (Danita) Loucks of Chester, IL, James Loucks of Chester, IL, and Lyle Dean Neville of Coulterville, IL; other relatives and friends.

Brenda was preceded in death by her husband – Purl Rice; daughter – Tammy Neville; parents; brothers – Clarence Loucks, Harry Earle Neville, Joseph Loucks, and Donald Loucks.

Private Graveside Services will be held at a later date.

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, Illinois is in charge of arrangements.

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