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Brenda J. Rice

Brenda J. Rice

Brenda J. Rice, age 69, of Liberty, died on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 in her home. She was born on January 25, 1950 in Springfield, IL the daughter of Wayne and Betty (Norton) Gerdes. She married Joseph A. 'Joe' Rice on June 20, 1975. He survives.

Mrs. Rice was an employee of County Market for over 25 years. She was a member of St. Brigid Catholic Church. Brenda loved to cook and to sew. She enjoyed spending her time with her family and friends, especially her 'Saturday Breakfast Club'.

In addition to her husband, she is also survived by:
HER FATHER: Wayne Gerdes of Tennessee
TWO CHILDREN: Amy (Mark) Lewis and Leesa (Randy) Crawford all of Liberty.
A DAUGHTER-IN-LAW: Katie Rice of Quincy
GRANDCHILDREN: Daren and Dakota Daniels; Chris Lewis; Kayla (Andy) Derhake; Evan Crawford, Payten, Logan and Deacon Rice.
GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Liam, Ryder, Owen and Edyn Derhake.
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

Brenda was preceded in death by her mother and a son, Jason Rice.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM in St. Brigid Catholic Church in Liberty. Interment in Calvary Cemetery in Quincy. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4:00 until 7:00 at St. Brigid Catholic Church in Liberty. Memorials may be made to the Blessing Foundation for Hospice or St. Brigid Catholic Church.

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From:
Don & Linda Sheurman
Liberty, IL
Comments:
We send our prayers. Thinking of all of you
From:
John and Jane Baucom
Liberty, IL
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Joe we are so sorry to here about Brenda. Prayers be with you to help you though this time.
From:
Kelly (McLaughlin) Sylvester
Fort Belvoir, VA
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Deepest sympathy and prayers to the family.
From:
Tennille and Josh Gimm
Liberty, IL
Comments:
So sorry to hear this. Prayers to your family.
From:
Patricia Hastings
Payson, IL
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I pray God keeps Brenda's family in his loving arms and comforts them during this difficult time.
From:
Pamela Burke
Quincy, IL
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So many thoughts n memories. All the years we worked together. All the laughs. Brenda was a wonderful person. I'm sorry to hear she has left us. Peace be with all her family at this time!
From:
Pam/Don Arnold
Barry, IL
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Our prayers & support to the family. Know your “church family” are there for you! 🙏🏼
From:
Deborah and Dennis Powell
Quincy, IL
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To the Rice Family, we are so very sorry for your loss. We know you recently loss Jason, as well, and understand losing Brenda makes it more difficult. May God grant your family comfort and peace during your family’s time of loss and sorrow. Prayers for you all.
From:
Chaplain Mark Wiewel, Blessing Hospital
QUINCY, IL
Comments:
I am very sorry for your loss. I hope that the Jesus Calling Book that I gave to Brenda, will help comfort you.