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“Grandma, I miss you soo much && can't believe your gone. I go to call your cell phone && I can't talk to you there. I love you. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Allie Renee - moline, IL

“So sorry for the loss of your Mom and Dad. We met them through the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary. They were special people. May your...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Judy & Larry Noland - Warsaw, MO

“David and Families with caring thoughts of Sympathy for you and your family.. Now Mom And Dad are seeing each other again.Godbless. Our prayers go...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Linda Ringier - Orion, IL

“Dear Rutledge family, I am sorry to learn of the death of your family. I have been doing a lot of traveling and finally caught up with the internet...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Bill Todd - Cambridge, IL, IL

“Sorry for your loss.... Our thoughts and prayers are with you......take care ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Tami Stombaugh - Buffalo, IA

“I am very blessed to have such a wonderful extended family. I will miss Aunt Joyce and Uncle Earl more than words can say. I hope we all find comfort...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: sherri & Kevin Murray - IL

“My husband, Al, and I were so very sorry to hear of Joyce's passing. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by many. She aslo was a great...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Lydia Bidwell - Warsaw, MO

“may this candle light your way. i love you guys and wish i could help take the pain and hurt away. but hope that this candle lets you know i am...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: pam - silvis, IL - friend

“Grandma, i love you sooo much i can't even begin to explain it. I am soo glad you and grandpa are back together again. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: allie rutledge - moline, IL

“Wow, words can not describe how I am feeling at this moment. I know the feeling I am having and can only imagine how each of you kids are feeling....Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Teresa Moser - Chillicothe, IL

Our mother Joyce I. Rutledge, of Warsaw, MO was called home on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 from her daughter's home in Orion, IL. Joyce touched so many lives while she was here. Joyce was a wife, a mother, a sister, an aunt, grandmother, great grandmother, and a person who knew the true meaning of a big heart.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl Funeral Home, Ltd., 1301 4th Street, Orion. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 12, 2012 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Western Township Cemetery, Orion. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

Joyce was born on November 3, 1939 in Augusta, IA to Cyrus and Aletha (Boyd) Folker. She was one of 15 children living on a farm in Burlington, IA and later on in Farmington, IA. Joyce graduated from Sperry High School in 1957. She met her husband Earl Rutledge in Rock Island, IL. They were married on February 24, 1958. They were married 53 years before he passed on in January 2012.

Joyce loved to play cards and shuffleboard with her friends at the legion in Warsaw. Joyce loved to work in her yard playing in the dirt or sit on the dock and fish. She loved her golf cart rides around their addition in Missouri.

Joyce was a member of the Warsaw American Legion Auxiliary, The Ladies Auxiliary, and was an officer of their addition. Where ever she went she has touched so many.

Joyce and Earl were blessed with six kids, 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren

Survivors include
Children Cheryl (Steve) Ward Sevierville, TN
Lori (Ken) Cook Orion, IL
David (Tracey) Rutledge Orion, IL
Allen (Michele) Rutledge Moline, IL
Gary (Michelle) Rutledge Oregon City, OR
Wendy (Rick) Rutledge Fort Meyers, FL
Grandchildren Tyler Rutledge
Allie Rutledge
Kenny (Lauren) Cook
Taylor Rutledge
Nichole Cook
Trisha Rutledge
Ryan Rutledge
Katie Rutledge
Robin (Neil) Kelly
Great Grandchildren Charlotte and Sydney Kelly
Kemper Cook
Parker Traman
Brothers Marvin Folker
Ronald (Ellen) Folker
Paul (Karen) Folker
Jim (Roxie) Folker
Steve Folker
Sisters Virginia Carnes
Verna (Clair) Lubke
Sharon Folker
Delores Moser
There are so many special nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, and brothers-in-law to mention.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Cyrus Jr., Dale, Robert, and Norman; sister, Verlene.

Joyce and Earl will be forever missed by one and all.

Please feel free to leave an online condolence with the funeral home at www.esterdahl.com.

Funeral Home
Esterdahl Mortuary
6601 38th Ave. Moline, IL 61265
Tel. (309) 736-7100