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Purl Edward Rice

Purl Edward Rice


Purl Edward Rice, 76, of Coulterville, IL; born on March 19, 1943 in Du Quoin, IL; passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at his home.

Mr. Rice loved cutting wood and enjoyed riding horses.

He was preceded in death by his parents – Alva and Gladys, nee Cowley, Rice. Two brothers – Nelson and Carl Rice. Four sisters – Alta Elder, Wilma Cope, Cristina Keller and Marjorie Melvin.

He is survived by his wife – Brenda, nee Nevile, Rice. Daughter – Sandy Nevile of Coulterville, IL. Six siblings – Steven (Beverly) Rice of Davenport, IA; Loren (Frances) Rice of Pinckneyville, IL; Glen (Nadine) Rice of Coulterville, IL; Mildred Vance of House Springs, MO; Kenneth (Debbie) Rice of Davenport, IA; Linda (Tim) Palo of North Carolina. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Memorials contributions may be made to the Family. Envelopes will be available at Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL.

Funeral: Graveside Services will be held at Concord Cemetery in Rice, IL on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Friends and Family are asked to meet directly at the cemetery.

Interment: Burial will be held at Concord Cemetery in Rice, IL.

Heil – Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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