The Runge Mortuary & Crematory

838 East Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA


Ida L. Ricketts

August 20, 1921September 6, 2019

Ida Louise Ricketts, 98, formally of Buffalo, Iowa, passed away on Friday, September 6, 2019 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House.

According to her wishes, graveside services will be held in Davenport Memorial Park on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Memorials may be made to the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House.

Ida was born August 20, 1921 in Dewey, Oklahoma, to John and Cora Roop. She was joined in marriage to Peter J. Ricketts Sr. on October 19, 1940. He preceded her in death on September 22, 2017.

Ida enjoyed camping, fishing, making quilts for the family, and having pillow fights with her great grandson. She was an inspiration to all who knew her. She was the most caring, kind, and loving person. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Peter (Nancy) Ricketts and Miles (Deborah) Ricketts; daughter, Pam Steinacher; nine grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; one great great great grandson; and one great great granddaughter due in October.

Ida was preceded in death by her husband, Peter and grandson, Joshua Ricketts.

The family would like to thank the staff at Clarissa C. Cook for taking such excellent care of mom in her final days.


No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Cindy Buffington

September 11, 2019

Just found out of Ida's passing this morning and please except my deepest sympathy to all of you. She never ever fail to want to talk when I was cleaning the post office or out riding my trike. Just a sweet lady and will miss her and Pete always. Take comfort in knowing they're together again in the glory of God.

Carol Bernauer

September 11, 2019

I am so sad for Ida's family, she was such a nice lady. She and Pete were always together and such hard workers. One of the nicest and kindest families in Buffalo. Rest in peace, Ida and Pete.

Ruth Willich Rothenberger

September 10, 2019

So sorry to the family of Ida, I have such great memories of this wonderful lady. Growing up with her kids and my kids being her paper boy and then paper girl! She was a blessing to all that knew her! Prayers for her family!

Patti Glass

September 9, 2019

Our deepest condolences on the loss of Ida. She was a wonderful neighbor as we were all growing up and she (and Peter) were great friend to my folks (Ruth and Bill Braden). Mom sends her deepest sympathy, and our family sends wishes that you will have Friends to comfort you, memories to strengthen you, and love to bring you peace in this time of sorrow. She will be dearly missed and lovingly thought of. Ruth Braden, Patti Glass, and the rest of our Family.

Michele Clearman

September 9, 2019

Our deepest condolences on the loss of Ida. She will be missed.

The Diane Clearman Family

Carol (Buffington) Goodrick

September 9, 2019

To the family
So sorry for loss Ida will be missed. I remember her from Buffalo and when she worked at the post office. She was a great lady.