Obituary: Joyce Kelso


A funeral service for Joyce L. Kelso, 72, of Davenport, was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, Davenport. Burial was in Davenport Memorial Park.

Mrs. Kelso died Wednesday, May 9, 2018.

Joyce Holdorf was born July 1, 1945, in Davenport, the daughter of Roy and Leona (Buffum) Holdorf.

She married Hester Kelso on Feb. 24, 1979, in Davenport. He died Nov. 25, 2008.

She retired from Alcoa after many years of service.

Her hobbies were reading, listening to blue grass music, spending time with her family, and, in younger years, crafts and gardening.

Survivors include her sons, David (Beth) Holdorf and Carl (Victoria) Tedrick Sr.; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Donald (Chick) Holdorf.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Andrew and Krystal, and a brother, Jerald Holdorf.

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