Ruth Ann Thompson

March 31, 1945July 7, 2018

Ruth Ann Thompson, 73, of Davenport, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 2PM, Friday, July 13th, 2018 in The Runge Mortuary Chapel. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the mortuary. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Handicapped Development Center or to Camp Courageous. Ruth was born on March 31, 1945 in Davenport, the daughter of Walter and Leota (Hachmann) Hesse. She was united in marriage to Ronald Thompson on February 14, 1981. He preceded her in death. Ruth was very involved with the Handicapped Development Center for over 30 years. She liked to have her things neat and tidy and loved animals. She enjoyed making crafts, especially painting with her sister. She also loved her family at the Handicapped Development Center. Those left to honor her memory include, sisters Gerry (Kenneth) Whyte, Sharon (Chuck) Freeman, Rose (Wayne) Meincke, Janet Raquet, sister-in-law Carole Hesse, brother Jim Hesse, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brothers Robert and Charles. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the loving staff at the Handicapped Development Center for all of their outstanding care for Ruth!


  • Walter Hesse, Father
  • Leota Hachmann, Mother
  • Ronald Thompson, Husband
  • Gerry (Kenneth) Whyte, Sister
  • Sharon (Chuck) Freeman, Sister
  • Rose (Wayne) Meincke, Sister
  • Janet Raquet, Sister
  • Carol Hesse, Sister-in-law
  • Jim Hesse, Brother
  • She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

  • Handicapped Development Center
  • Camp Courageous


  • Visitation Friday, July 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 13, 2018

Ruth Ann Thompson

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