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The Runge Mortuary & Crematory

838 East Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA

OBITUARY

Rhonda Kay Bristow

June 12, 1961February 10, 2020
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Rhonda Kay Bristow, 58, of Bettendorf entered into the loving arms of Jesus on Monday February 10, 2020 surrounded by her loving family and friends after a valiant battle with cancer.

A funeral service will be held at 10 A.M. on Saturday, February 15 at Hope Church, Bettendorf, IA. Visitation will be held from 4-7 P.M. on Friday, at The Runge Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hope Church, Bettendorf, Genesis Hospice, or Kings Harvest Shelter. Burial will be in Walcott Cemetery.

Rhonda was born June 12th, 1961 in Burlington, IA., to Harvey and Marla Starman. She spent her childhood years in Burlington and graduated from Burlington High School in 1980. She was a licensed Cosmetologist and spent her career working at Barber and Style Building. She was an active member at her church of First Assembly of God, Burlington .

In 2003 she married the love of her life and soulmate, Robert Bristow. They enjoyed traveling and being active at their church. Rhonda especially loved and cherished her two granddaughters. They were very special and she played an active role in their lives. Despite her illness, Rhonda found time to continually bless others. One of Rhonda’s special talents was pie baking, she became very renown for her pies. Rhonda always put others before herself. Her love of Jesus was first for her, she clung to her faith until the very end.

She is survived by her husband Robert, Daughter Tara (Martin ) Farrington Bettendorf; granddaughters, Ella and Norah Farrington; sister Susan (Bill) Glasgow; sister in laws Betsy Starman ,Becki (Harley) Youngmeyer , and Sue (Will) Stone; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Keith.

Rhonda was deeply loved and will be missed by her family and numerous friends.

  • FAMILY

  • Harvey Starman, Father (deceased)
  • Marla Starman, Mother (deceased)
  • Robert Bristow, Husband
  • Tara Farrington (Martin), Daughter
  • Ella Farrington, Granddaughter
  • Norah Farrington, Granddaughter
  • Susan Glasgow (Bill), Sister
  • Betsy Starman, Sister-in-law
  • Becki Youngmeyer (Harley), Sister-in-law
  • Sue Stone (Will), Sister-in-law
  • Keith Starman, Brother (deceased)
  • Rhonda also leaves behind many nieces and nephews
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Scott Lockaby, Pallbearer
  • Chase Lockaby, Pallbearer
  • Tyler Lockaby, Pallbearer
  • Paul Strauss, Pallbearer
  • Zach Starman, Pallbearer
  • Gabbrille Thacker, Pallbearer
  • Martin Farrington, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Harlan Berglund, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bill Glasgow, Honorary Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Hope Church
  • Genesis Hospice
  • Kings Harvest Shelter

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 15, 2020

Memories

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Juanita Mahieu

February 13, 2020

A few years ago, Rhonda found out that I didn't get any pie at the church office for the staff. She asked what my favorite was and baked a whole pie just for me! Last night I dreamed that even though she had died, she had left me a pie in the freezer!

Todd Rubley

February 13, 2020

Dear Bob and entire Bristow Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family at this time. May God comfort all of you.

Pam Snyder

February 13, 2020

Tara, so so sorry. Your mom had the sweetest soul. Praying for you, but happy for her.

Melanie Meersman

February 12, 2020

Bob, Steve and I are so very sorry about Rhonda. You and your family are in our prayers. Rhonda was a wonderful person and the love you two shared was so special.

Melanie & Steve Meersman

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