Weerts Funeral Home


Martha "Marty" Figg

March 20, 1930October 12, 2021

Martha E. “Marty” Figg, 91, of Davenport, Iowa, died peacefully in her sleep, on Oct. 12, 2021 at Ridgecrest Village Assisted Living. Celebration of Life service will be at 12:00 p.m. at Weerts funeral home on Monday, October 18, 2021. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. A Private Burial will follow at The Rock Island National Cemetery.

Marty was born in Ottumwa, to Verlin & Nina (Fry) Francis. She married Walter J. Figg in Ottumwa on September 21, 1951. They were married 67 years. He preceded her in death on October 15, 2018.

Marty graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1948 and the College of Nursing at the University of Iowa in 1951, where she met Walt. After graduating she worked as an assistant to Dr. Ullman in Davenport, then became an Industrial Nurse at the Rock Island Arsenal from 1952 to 1960. After children, and when they started school, she worked half days at the hospital seeing patients of Dr. R.B. Anderson. She also was a volunteer at the former St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary.

After her husband’s retirement, they spent their winters for 29 years at their condo in Bradenton, FL and summers at their Davenport home. She was an avid golfer winning many tournaments and scoring a hole-in-one.

Marty is survived by her children, daughter Lynne (Tim) Thompson of Bettendorf and son, Jay Figg, of Davenport and one beloved granddaughter, Kelly Thompson. Marty was the biggest fan of Kelly’s activities—she was her life.

Marty was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a brother, Dr. J.D. Francis.

In lieu of flowers in her memory, do a random act of kindness for those around you. Knowing that she is smiling down on you in approval. Online Condolences may be expressed at


  • In lieu of flowers in her memory, do a random act of kindness for those around you. Knowing that she is smiling down on you in approval


  • Visitation

    Monday, October 18, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Monday, October 18, 2021


Martha "Marty" Figg

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Wil and Cyndy Bauer

October 15, 2021

I worked with Walt at Ford Motor Company for 8 years. I looked forward to seeing Marty at Ford parties. She was such a sharp dresser, always in style. I was so sorry to see her obituary in the newspaper this morning. She died almost exactly 3 years after Walt died. Our sympathy to her family.

Wayne Stefan

October 14, 2021

First my deepest sympathy, I knew Marty and she loved life. We shared many stories about her Grand daughter Kelly and a Grand daughter of mine about the same age. By chance I met Marty when she was having computer problems. We had many discussions VIA the day I stopped by in Devenport and cleared the malware from her computer, at which time I met Walt. I am sure they are both looking down to a who knew them, until we meet again. God Bless