Weerts Funeral Home

3625 Jersey Ridge Rd, Davenport, IA


Joan Lee Jackson

November 23, 1934July 3, 2019

Joan (Kerker) Jackson, 84, of Bettendorf, died Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 at her home.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10 AM Monday, July 8th at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 422 E. 10th St., Davenport, where her family will greet friends from 9 am until time of service. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the family.

Joan was born in 1934, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, to Herbert and Alice Kerker. On May 14, 1976, she married Tom Jackson in Moline, Illinois. She was a true Irish Catholic girl and a “Nixon Girl”, who successfully challenged and defeated City Hall to stop the burning of the city dump and the School Board in restructuring the high school boundaries. After 20 years of being a Mom, she went back to work and was a successful bookstore manager. She developed the Scott Community College Bookstore, from where she retired after 25 years. Joan loved to travel with Tom and her family. She was a 28 year breast cancer survivor and completed several Races for the Cure.

Survivors include her husband Tom; children Cheryl (Kirby) Graff, Mary (Kevin) Cox, Kirk (Patti) Ripperton, and Scott (Michelle) Ripperton; grandchildren Nicholle (Brent) Kock, Bill Cox, Jacob Gorge-Ripperton, and Jacklynn Ripperton (fiance’ Andrew Foelske); great-grandchildren Joey, Andy and Charlie Kock, and Cooper Gorge-Ripperton.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter JoLee Cox.


  • The Family


  • Visitation Monday, July 8, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, July 8, 2019


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Julie Cain

July 7, 2019

Joan and my mother were the best of friends and because of this relationship, Joan was like a second mom to me, and Cheryl was like my sister. Joan was always so funny and caring, and just plain fun to hang around with. I remember the parties that she hosted at her house, taking Cheryl and me to Haley Mills movies and not minding when we came home and started acting out whichever movie we had just seen. She loved her family and friends very much and anyone who was a friend of hers, was a lucky person, indeed. The world will be a little less funny now that she has gone, but she probably has them in "stitches" up in Heaven. I love you, Joan, and to the rest of the family, I am so sorry for your loss!

Glenda Bowrey

July 7, 2019

So sorry for your loss.

mary swift

July 6, 2019

To the Ripperton Family: So very sorry to see the news of your spunky, fun, and loving mother. Her laugh was contagious; may you hold nothing but wonderful memories in your heart in the days ahead. Sincerely, Mary Swift