Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, July 04, 2013
OBITUARY ~ IDA "BETH" (RICHARDSON) TOLAND
Ida Beth TOLAND, age 82, of Washington, Iowa died Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at the Wapello Nursing and Rehab Center. A
memorial service was held Monday, July 1, 2013, at the United Methodist Church with Rev. Jim STILES officiating. Private
family interment took place at the Osceola [Maple Hill] Cemetery. Memorials havebeen established for the Children's
Backpack Program or the United Methodist Church. Online con-dolences may be sent for Beth's family through the web at
Beth was born November 7, 1930 in rural Lamoni, Iowa the daughter of Homer and Florence (BEAN)
RICHARDSON. She attended school in Mount Ayr, Iowa and later graduated from teaching college in Maryville, Missouri.
Beth had previously resided in Mount Ayr, Iowa for 17 years and Osceola, Iowa for 20 years. She had been a resident of
Washington, Iowa for the last 25 years.
Beth taught at a country school near Lamoni. She had previously worked in
Osceola as a bookkeeper in two different stores and later as a convenience store manager for eight years. She most recently
worked as a Weight Watchers leader for many years.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, T.T.T. Society and
PEO. She was a member of the Methodist Women and served as a Cub Scout leader. She had previously served as a member of
the Osceola City council.
Beth was devoted to her husband, Bob, and served as his help-mate throughout their married
Beth is survived by son Mark S. TOLAND and and wife Cindy of Des Moines, Iowa; son Neil K. TOLAND and wife Mary
Ann of Wapello, Iowa; grandchildren Jessica TOLAND of Des Moines, Iowa, Jeremy TOLAND and wife Britain of Ankeny, Iowa,
Josh TOLAND and wife Megan of rural Mediapolis, Iowa, Ben TOLAND of North Liberty, Iowa and Elizabeth TOLAND of Cedar
Falls, Iowa; step-granddaughter Michelle O'BRIEN of West Des Moines, Iowa; four great-grandchildren, Jace and Jax TOLAND
and Harper and Megan TOLAND; brother Bob RICHARDSON and wife Pauline of rural Lamoni, Iowa; sister-in-law Doris ROMJUE
and husband Bruce of Indian Wells, California, and friend Lana WEEKS of Carmel, California.
She was preceded in death by
her parents; her husband, Bob, on April 4, 2013, and son, Lynn K. TOLAND.
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