Joyce L. Kelso

July 1, 1945May 9, 2018

Joyce L. Kelso, 72, of Davenport passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Family and friends are welcome to attend a funeral service that will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, May 12, 2018 in the Runge Mortuary Chapel. Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be expressed at Joyce was born July 1, 1945 in Davenport, IA to Roy and Leona (Buffum) Holdorf. She was united in marriage to Hester A. Kelso on February 24, 1979 in Davenport, IA. He preceded her in death on November 25, 2008. After many years of service, Joyce retired from Alcoa. Joyce loved to read, blue grass music and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. In her younger years, Joyce enjoyed crafts and gardening. Those left cherishing her memory include her sons David (Beth) Holdorf and Carl (Victoria) Tedrick, Sr., seven grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and brother, Donald (Chick) Holdorf. In addition to her parents and husband Joyce was preceded in death by her brother Jerald Holdorf and grandchildren, Andrew and Krystal.


  • Roy Holdorf, Father
  • Leona (Buffum) Holdorf, Mother
  • Hester A. Kelso, Husband
  • David (Beth) Holdorf, Son
  • Carl (Victoria) Tedrick Sr., Son
  • Donald (Chick) Holdorf, Brother
  • She is also survived by seven grandchildren, and fifteen great grandchildren.

  • The Family


  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 12, 2018

Joyce L. Kelso

have a memory or condolence to add?

Lynn Brown

May 26, 2018

To the Family of Joyce. What a wonderful women Joyce was. We only knew her in the past couple of years from the Good Samaritan Home.
Joyce always Said Hi! And spent plenty of time with us and My Mom Lorraine Glover. We were so glad she could celebrate Mom's Birthday with us.
And always let me know if Mom was having a bad day.
We are so sorry for your loss, and we shall miss the soft spoken wonderful lady who was Joyce. I know in my heart she is watching over you all.
God Bless.

Joyce Croy

May 11, 2018

On behalf of the Kelso family, I want to express our deepest sympathy for the loss of Joyce Kelso. She was a dear lady who was a beloved part of our family. Joyce was a very kind and considerate lady who we will remember fondly. We hope God will bless her family and friends with wonderful memories and comfort in the days and weeks to come. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

With our sincere condolences,
Ted and Joyce Croy, Roy and Sharron Jones, Fran Kelso, and Betty Kelso
along with our families