Obituaries for Tuesday November 3rd

Kathy Lea Ridgway, 60, of Danville, died Sunday, November 1, 2020 at Blessing Hospital, Quincy, Illinois from complications due to Covid-19. She was born August 29, 1960, to Lynn and Clarice Walker. She married Jeff Ridgway in Lowell, Iowa. She and Jeff lived in Clearfield, Pennsylvania and moved back to the Danville area three years ago due to her health to be near family.
She was a graduate of Danville High School and Southeastern Community College and completed a respiratory therapy course online. She was of the Baptist faith.
Kathy enjoyed baking, sewing, cross-stitch, quilting, was an avid reader who loved sitting beneath the big tree in her front yard to enjoy a book; and was a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
She was a respiratory therapist and manager of a medical equipment company in Pennsylvania.
Besides her husband and parents, she is survived by her son Miles (Heidi) Ridgway of Georgetown, Kentucky; brothers Evan (Jo) Walker and Mike Walker, both of Danville; nephews, Josh, Jeremiah, Mitch and Morgan and niece Mindy. She was preceded in death by her grandparents.
According to her wishes, her body has been cremated and a graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, at Jaggar Cemetery, rural Danville with Pastor Brian Swafford officiating. Please follow social distancing guidelines and masks are recommended. Elliott Chapel, New London, is assisting the family with arrangements. A memorial has been established for the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America. Online condolences may be left at

Doloris “Dee” J. Robertson, 85, of Mediapolis, died at 12:25 AM Saturday, October 31, 2020, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.

Born March 19, 1935, in Burlington, IA, she was the daughter of Raymond and Leonida Brueck Orth. On October 1, 1966, she married Harold H. Robertson in Burlington. He later passed on May 13, 1999.

Dee was a homemaker and in her early years she was employed at Burlington Bank and Trust.

She was a 1953 graduate of Burlington Catholic High School.

She was a member of Divine Mercy Parish-St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. She was a farmer’s wife, spending her time maintaining the household, tending to the garden, and canning whatever she could. She had a group of friends, dubbed “The Classmates Club” that went out to eat once a month. Some of the friends go all the way back to kindergarten, and this was their way of staying in touch.

Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Robertson of Mediapolis, IA, and Janice (John) Schuldt of Burlington; two grandchildren, Hannah and Jaden Schuldt, two sisters, Joan Beckman and Lois Orth of both of Burlington; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, one as an infant and one sister.

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh Crematory.

Visitation will be Thursday, November 5, 2020 with the family to receive friends following a 12:00 PM Rosary Service until 2:00 PM at Divine Mercy Parish-St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

The Memorial Mass of the Resurrection for Mrs. Robertson will be 2:00 PM Thursday, November 5, 2020 at, Divine Mercy Parish-St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, with Very Rev. Fr. Marty Goetz as the Celebrant. Burial will be in Kossuth Cemetery at a later date.

In Lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for the Special Needs Foundation and Divine Mercy Parish-SS. John and Paul Catholic Church.

Prugh Funeral Service is in care of the arrangements.

Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Dee’s obituary at

Marjorie J. Rice, 95, of West Burlington passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at Great River Klein’s Center. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 6, 2020 at the Wapello Cemetery. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services of Wapello. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established. Sympathy notes may be left for the family at
Marjorie J. Brockway was born on November 22, 1924 in Kingston, Iowa the daughter of Archie Lee and Ella Mae (Goble) Brockway. In 1941, Marjorie married Everett Savage Sr and they later divorced. In 1947, Marjorie married Don Jones and they later divorced. In 1953, Marjorie married Judd Weller and they later divorced. In 1974, Marjorie married Harold Melvin Rice. He preceded her in death on November 17, 2010. Marjorie was a homemaker who was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed cross word puzzles and her flowers.
Marjorie will be deeply missed by her children, Sharon Hamlin of New London, Linda Scott of Burlington, Judy Dietz of Miami, Florida and Brenda Larsen of Denmark, Iowa; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and great-great-great grandchildren; siblings, Marian Andries of Mediapolis and Delores Christofferson of Cedar Rapids and several nieces and nephews.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents; her four husbands; children, Everett Savage, Jr., Ronald Savage, Dwayne Weller and Kevin Weller; grandchildren, Jeremiah Rice and Twyla Savage and great great grandson, Cooper Spiker.

Keaton Allen Duane Ryner, 19 of Burlington died at 6:37 a.m. Monday, October 12, 2020 at his home.
Born November 11, 2000, he is the oldest son of Chris and Melissa (Andries) Ryner.
Keaton loved his job at Innovairre working with Dad. He currently worked for Super Car Wash. He was a member of Flint Hills Church of the Nazarene in his youth.
Keaton enjoyed spending his free time hanging out with friends. He loved family fires and camping and fishing and going to the shooting range. He loved to make people smile and laugh. His goofy faces and voices were sure to brighten everyone’s day. Keaton will live on eternally in the memories of his family and friends.
Keaton was taken from us way before his time being survived by his parents, Chris and Melissa Ryner of Burlington, IA; his paternal grandparents, Kevin and Debbie Ryner of Burlington, IA; his maternal grandparents, Pat and Dwane Savage of Burlington, IA; three sisters, Kaylin, Krista, and Kelsie Ryner; two brothers, Kollen and Karter Ryner; and one nephew Lucas Hays.
He is preceded in death by his maternal and paternal great grandparents, big grandma Virginia McGinity, and his best friend Isaac Woodley.
The funeral service for Keaton will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at Lunning Chapel with Interment being held at Aspen Grove Cemetery. Pastor Ron Jewett will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, November 2, 2020.
In Lieu of flowers a memorial has been established for the family.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting

Ruby V. Scott, 86, of Sperry, died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at Azria Health Prairie Ridge in Mediapolis, IA.
Born November 12, 1933 in Burlington, IA, she was the daughter of Cecil and Esther (Schmidt) Sutcliffe. She married Leo Scott on February 12, 1953 at St. Mary’s in Dodgeville, IA.
She was a member of Harmony Bible Church.
Ruby spent her years as a homemaker. She also worked for F&M Bank and Trust, Zales Jewelry, and she worked 18 years for chiropractor Dr. Miller. She loved sewing and making crafts, but most of all she loved her family.
Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Leo Scott of Sperry, IA; three children, Sheila (Jim) Flietner of Burlington, IA, Alan (Julie) Scott of Bloomfield, IA, Monte (Kathleen) Scott of West Point, IA; a daughter-in-law Lisa Scott of New London, IA; eight grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and one great-great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Troy; one grandson, Dallas; one granddaughter, Carrie; a brother, Lloyd Scott; and a sister Mary Esther Sutcliffe.
The funeral service for Ruby will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Harmony Bible Church in rural Danville. Rev. Dan Dingus will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Kingston, Iowa. Social distancing and masks are requested by the family, especially for the sake of their father.
A memorial has been established for the Alzheimer’s Association.
Online condolences may be left for the family at