Mary Jorth

May 28, 1947November 20, 2021

Mary E. Jorth, 74, of Davenport, IA, passed away Saturday, November 20, 2021, at Genesis East Medical Center. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, November 26, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport. A Memorial Service will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, November 27, also at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Memorials may be directed to St. Paul Lutheran Church or to the Friends of Vander Veer Park Organization. Online condolences may be expressed at

Mary was born May 28, 1947, to Robert and Florence (Orman) Lewis in Ottumwa, IA. She graduated from Ottumwa High School. On June 2, 1967, Mary was united in marriage to Dave Jorth in Ottumwa. Together, they had three children, Trina, Mack, and Alex. Raising her family was the most important thing to Mary. Her children and grandchildren always came first. Mary worked at Motherโ€™s Day Out Preschool at St. Edwards United Church of Christ where she loved teaching the kids. She also worked as a Sales Consultant for Longaberger Baskets for several years. Mary was a member of Red Hat Society and several bunco and bridge clubs. She always enjoyed making friends throughout the many social events she would attend. As most of Maryโ€™s friends will remember, Mary became the go-to person when needing assistance with shopping or interior decorating.

Mary will be missed by her husband, Dave; children: Trina (Mike) Meehan, Mack (Susie) Jorth, and Alex (Michael Ursua) Jorth; grandchildren: Jack, Edie, Hannah and Theo; and two brothers: David (Ann) Lewis and Mark (Debbie) Lewis.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; and a daughter in infancy, Christen.


  • Dave Jorth, Husband
  • Trina (Mike) Meehan, Child
  • Mack (Susie) Jorth, Child
  • Alex (Michael Ursua) Jorth, Child
  • Jack, Grandchild
  • Edie, Grandchild
  • Hannah, Grandchild
  • Theo, Grandchild
  • David (Ann) Lewis, Brother
  • Mark (Debbie) Lewis, Brother
  • Mary was preceded in death by her parents; and a daughter in infancy, Christen.

  • St. Paul Lutheran Church
  • Friends of Vander Veer Park


  • Visitation

    Friday, November 26, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, November 27, 2021


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Kay Swenson

November 24, 2021

Dave and family, so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts. Gary and Kay Swenson

Linda Johnson Bronson

November 24, 2021

Dave, Iโ€™m so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his loving arms around you and hold you tight. You and your family are in our prayers. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Carmine Draude

November 24, 2021

Heaven has gained another angel. Sending heartfelt sympathy to the Jorth family. Mary was a beautiful person inside and out. She touched the lives of many with her beautiful smile and the kindnesses she always extended!

Brad Oates

November 24, 2021

So sorry to learn of Mary's passing. I have great memories of Mary and the entire Jorth family from my career at Wood and North. Very supportive and enthusiastic of the children and their activities. I wish we had more people like her and all of you involved with our schools. Please know that my thoughts are with all of you in this time of grief.
Brad Oates

Linda Hemphill

November 24, 2021

Dave so sorry to hear this. Please know that you will be in our prayers.

Mary Ungs-Sogaard

November 23, 2021

Mary was a friend in my early days with Longaberger. She was so kind and friendly, and I loved how she conducted her business. She had great ideas, was so creative and inspirational. Most of all, she seemed to have fun with everything she did. She made every moment count! My sympathy to her family and close friends.

Marcy Wickersham

November 22, 2021

I will always remember Mary for her beautiful smile.
Family came 1st to her. Our kids went to the same high school so we shared many school events.
Will miss seeing you at Sunday after church breakfast. Always with that big smile. Rest In Peace Mary
Your friends Jerry and Marcy Wickersham