EAST MOLINE — Brenda J. Butler, 66 of East Moline, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017, at her residence with her family at her side.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Visitation will be 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Brenda was born Oct. 13, 1950, in Rock Island, the daughter George Sr. and Bessie (Mitchell) Butler. She married Ricky Rummels Sr. in 1975; they later separated. Brenda had a long time special relationship with Cleveland Eaton, the father of her daughter. She worked as an editor at Jet magazine, attended Northwestern University, specializing in hypertension, worked in administration at John Deere, and was disabled for the last several years.

Brenda is survived by her children, Keena (Lisa) Kelley, of East Moline and Ricky Rummels Jr., of Rock Island; grandchildren, Keenan Rogers, Kentrelle Butler, Tysen Rummels, Hynessi Carter and Joniyah Madison; four great-grandchildren; and siblings, Nadine Jones, of Baltimore, Maryland, Bonnie (Rufus) Welch, of St. Louis, Scottie (Joyce) Butler, of Rock Island, and Paquita (James) Richardson, Rock Island. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, George Butler Jr., Michael Butler and John Butler Sr.; and sister, Heddy M. Harris.

Online condolences may be left to Brenda's family at www.wheelanpressly.com.

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