Bertha Jean Spray
Bertha Jean Spray
  • September 13, 1941 - December 13, 2017
  • Davenport, Iowa

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Bertha J. Spray, 76, of Davenport, passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at UnityPoint-Trinity Hospital in Bettendorf. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 10 am until noon where a funeral service will follow at noon, at The Runge Mortuary. Burial will be in the National Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be left to the family. Online condolences may be expressed at
Bertha was born September 13, 1941 in Iowa City, the daughter of Benjamin and Florence (Pyfer) DeWild. She was formerly married to Mike Aldridge on August 26, 1960 and from that union there were three children: Mike, Bill and Becky. Mike passed away in 1989. She married Richard P. Spray on October 2, 1982 and he preceded her in death on March 11, 2012.
She enjoyed watching inspirational devotional channels on the television and was an avid lover of cats. Bertha loved to journal about her life.
Those left to honor her memory include her children: Mike (Donna) Aldridge; Bill (Resa) Aldridge and Becky (Ralph Jr.) Woeckener; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Vernon DeWild, and a sister, Mary (Larry) Trimble. In addition to her parents and both husbands, she was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.