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Donna Jean Rynott

August 10, 1932 — October 11, 2022

Donna Jean Rynott, 90, of Moline, peacefully passed away October 11, 2022, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf, IA, surrounded by her loving family.

Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, October 13, 2022, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., Moline. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, October 14, 2022, at Moline’s Trinity Lutheran Church, with burial services immediately afterwards at the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Memorials can be sent to Trinity Lutheran Church, Moline, or Bix Beiderbecke Jazz Society.

Donna was born on August 10, 1932, in Muscatine, IA. She married Stanley Rynott on January 13, 1951, in Wilton, IA, and together they had four sons.

Donna was a member of Trinity Lutheran. She visited and provided home Communions as a Befriender. Donna had a passion for Classic Jazz and Dixieland music, precipitating in her active involvement in both the Catfish and Beiderbecke Jazz Societies.

She was the last of five sisters and one brother. As the recent family matriarch, she gave all her nieces and nephews a comforting link to wonderful memories and recollections of family and simpler times gone by. She loved her family deeply.

She is survived by her sons, Stanley (Cindy) Rynott of Lafayette, LA, Michael Rynott (Sue Drobushevich) of Moline, Tim Rynott of Durango, CO, Patrick Rynott of Moline; her two grandsons, Thomas and Peter Rynott, both of Moline.

Donna was preceded in death by husband, Stanley; her parents Ernest Darting and Maybelle Pace Darting; and siblings, Leta Darting, Ida May Lester, Loraine Henderson, Arlene Christenson, Orma Parkhurst, Robert Darting, and Ernie Darting.

Memories may be shared with Donna’s family at

Donna always had a listening ear, many kind words and always a warm smile for all her many friends.

Apostle Paul: She lived a life worth her calling.

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Thursday, October 13, 2022

4:00 - 7:00 pm

Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd.

6601 38th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265

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Friday, October 14, 2022

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Trinity Lutheran Church in Moline

1330 13th Street, Moline, IL 61265

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