Beth Marie (Regennitter) Nelson, age 69, of Tabor, Iowa, passed away January 7, 2018. She was born in Cherokee, Iowa on September 27, 1948 to Albert and Mae (Coon) Regennitter. Beth was the 18th of 19 children. She grew up in Washta, Iowa and graduated from Willow High School in 1966. She was united in marriage to Robert Nelson on July 22, 1967 at the Washta United Methodist Church. To this union, three children were born: Bobbi, Heidi, and Nicole. This last summer, Bob and Beth celebrated their 50th anniversary.
Bob and Beth lived in Wayne, Nebraska while Bob finished his college education. Following that, they lived in Quimby, Perry, and Anthon, Iowa before settling in Tabor, Iowa. Beth owned and operated a day care center while being a home-maker, which enabled her to attend all the girls’ activities. She also worked at Cracker Barrel in Council Bluffs, Iowa. After she and Bob retired, they remained busy attending the activities of their grandkids.
Beth is loved and survived by her husband of 50 years, Bob Nelson of Tabor, Iowa; daughters Bobbi Sanders and husband Tom of Moberly, Missouri; Heidi Stanley and husband Brian; Nikki Clark and husband Jamey; and mother-in-law Matilda Nelson, all of Glenwood, Iowa. Beth was the very proud Grandma of Lane and Mackenzie Pritchard, Derrick and Ryleigh Sanders, Evan (Layna), Jenna (Kaily), Trevor and Tyler Stanley, and Nicholas, Jake and Jerad Clark and great grandchildren Deagan, Berkley and Cohen Stanley. She is also survived by brothers Albert Jr, Vern, and Dean and sisters Dorie, Beverly, and Mary Lou; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Linda and Ralph Reeson of Washington, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Mae Regennitter; father-in-law William Nelson; brothers Kenny, Clayton, Fred, and Harold Hollingshead; Glen, Kenny, Don, Jim, and Morey Regennitter; sisters Ruby Hollingshead, Una Kane, and Annabelle Paulsen; as well as several beloved spouses of her siblings.
Memorial services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the United Methodist Church in Thurman, IA with Rev. Jan Phillips officiating. Visitations with the family greeting friends from 10:30 until service time at the Church on Saturday. A memorial fund has been established and there will be private interment of ashes later in the Tabor, IA Cemetery.
The Crawford-Marshall Funeral Chapel in Tabor, IA is in charge of arrangements.