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“Ah Beth, you know how one always hope for one more cousins reunion but this time it was not to be. what a time we all had at Marilyn's house, your...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Virginia {Ginny} Lansing - NC

“I enjoyed seeing Beth (and Shorty) and renewing our family ties at the cousins' reunions during these more recent years. Donnellson and the family...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Donald and Dana Maxfield - IA

“We have lost not only a near relative but also a very dear friend. Goodbye Beth. You remain in our hearts. ”
3 of 20 | Posted by: Barbara and Siegfried Weber

“Our deepest sympathies to Kathy, David, Cindy and Mari. For us, Beth was a truly special person and we are grateful, that we knew her - Donnellson...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Mark - Oberursel

“Mari and Brad, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
5 of 20 | Posted by: Mike and Patti See - Albia, IA

“Ben will surely remember the "Brownie-Lady" and is very happy he did chase after her that day to give her a last hug before departing for Germany...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Karen, Christian & Ben Behrendt

“Kathy Dave Cindy Maribeth and families Our deepest sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. She will be greatly missed. ”
7 of 20 | Posted by: Sandra and Danny Hawk - IA

“To David, Pam and family: So sorry for your loss. Whenever I was around Beth, she was so nice to me. A very, very kind woman. I'm sure she'll be...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Becky Harris - Burlington, IA

“I am sorry for your loss.Beth was a great person. And A good neighbor. ”
9 of 20 | Posted by: Harvey Walters - Donnellson, IA

“Donnellson has lost a truly special person who touched so many lives around her & took such pride in her community. She was involved with our...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Kathy Frueh - Tiffin, IA - friend

“I was so blessed to have Beth as my sister-in-law and share the "Mrs, Roth" name with her. I will miss her greatly. I have a very saddened heart and...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Elsie Roth - Fort Madison, IA

“Kathy, David, Cindy, and Mari Beth, Heaven now has a special angel and she will always remain in my heart. Even though I'm out of town and can't be...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Sharon Meierotto - Donnellson, MD

“Your mother was such a joy to be around. No matter what problems she was experiencing, she portrayed a smile and caring nature. It was my pleasure to...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Sharon Huey - Donnellson, IA

“Beth was such a sweet person, we will miss her sweet smile. We are all the lucky ones for having known her. May she rest in peace. Craig, Susan,...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Susan Krebill - Donnellson, IA

“What a wonderful woman Beth was... a great mother, grandmother and friend. She had a heart of gold and lived with integrity and determination. I was...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Judy Holcomb - Green Valley, AZ

“Rest in the arms of the Lord. ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: Jyl - Maricopa, AZ - friends

“How tolerant your parents were of us when we were young ..LOL I think your Mom was great and I enjoyed working for her and knowing her as I did..a...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Kathy (Johnson) Bilman

“You will have a place in my heart forever. ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: Brie Anderson - DONNELLSON, IA

“I can still see her biking around Donnellson with her load of love for everybody. Love, Joan, Andrew, and Asa ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Joan Crowe - Donnellson, IA

“Kathy, Dave, Cindy, & Mary Beth: your mom was one of my favorite people in Donnellson. I always enjoyed talking to her, she was a neat lady. We will...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Lori Welch - Donnellso., IA


Beth Alice (Krehbiel) Roth, 90, of Donnellson, Iowa passed away at 9:12 a.m. Thursday, November 26, 2015 at the Fort Madison Community Hospital, Fort Madison, Iowa

Born November 21, 1925 in Donnellson, Iowa the daughter of Paul and Hilda (Maxfield) Krehbiel. On March 9, 1946 she married Wayne "Shorty" Roth in Joplin, Missouri. He preceded her in death on June 21, 2006.

Survivors include her three daughters; Kathy (Richard) Keeler of Fort Madison, Iowa, Cindy (Doug) Benner of Donnellson, Iowa and Maribeth (Brad) Holtkamp of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, one son; David (Pam) Roth of Donnellson, Iowa, twelve grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, one brother; Herb Krehbiel of Chesterfield, Missouri, two sisters; Marilyn Anderson of Keokuk, Iowa and Doris Kempker of Oelwein, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Wayne "Shorty".

Beth was a 1943 graduate of Donnellson High School. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, the Naomi Circle of the church, the Artaban Chapter Order of the Eastern Star and the United Ostomy Association. She was owner and operator, with her husband, of Dairy Sweet in Donnellson for twenty five years, retiring in 1987. Beth volunteered at the Donnellson Health Center, Henry County Health Center and the Donnellson library's genealogy department. She enjoyed reading, writing daily in her diary, riding her bike, traveling and square dancing.

Friends may call Sunday, November 29, 2015 after 12:00 noon at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in Donnellson, Iowa where the family will receive friends from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. that afternoon.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 30, 2015 at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Donnellson, Iowa with Pastor Dean Moberg officiating.

Burial will be at the Evangelical Cemetery in Donnellson.

Memorials have been established in her memory for the Donnellson Public Library or the United Church of Christ Memorial Fund.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.schmitzlynkfuneralhome.com. The Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in Donnellson is assisting the family with the arrangements.