Beth M. Walton

Beth Walton age 61 of Florida and formerly of Coleridge, Nebraska died on Monday, November 7, 2022 at Mercy One Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.  She is the daughter of Robert and Marie Koch.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, November 11, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Coleridge, with the Rev. Owen Korte officiating.  Burial will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Coleridge.  Visitation will be on Thursday from 5-8:00 p.m. with a Vigil service at 6:00 p.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.  Visitation will continue on Friday, at church, one hour prior to services.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

Pallbearers will be Chris Goeden, Tom Goeden, Rick Goeden, Justin Kernick, Robert Koch, and Brian Koch.

Beth Mary was born on September 6, 1961 in Yankton, SD to Robert Richard and Marie Magdelene (Promes) Koch.  She grew up in Coleridge and graduated from Coleridge High School in 1979.  She attended Wayne State College for two years and then attended Northeast Technical Community College in Norfolk to receive her LPN degree.  Beth married Robert Barton Walton on August 23, 1986 in Yankton, SD.  Beth then received her Bachelor’s Degree in nursing from Mount Marty College in Yankton, SD in 1989.  Beth worked as a nurse at the Yankton Monastery and then was a nurse at Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.  In 2000 she moved to Spring Hill, Florida and continued her nursing career there and acted worked as a Nursing Administrator.  Beth moved back to Bloomfield, NE in 2017 and worked as a Home Health nurse.  When the Covid-19 pandemic surfaced she went back to the intensive care travelling nursing program.  Beth loved being a nurse and it was truly her calling in life, caring for others.

Beth loved gardening, art, thrift shopping, refinishing furniture, and doing anything with her hands.  She will be missed by her children and family.

Beth is survived by her daughter Heather (Blake) Barlow of Jacksonville, FL; a son Alex Walton of Denver, CO; a grandchild on the way; the father of her children Robert Walton of Jacksonville, FL; five siblings Jerry Koch of Norfolk, NE, Rose and Rod Goeden of Hartington, Linda (Dick) Shafer of Mountain House, CA, Sue (Russ) Kernick of Norfolk, Kenny (Andi) Koch of Wynot; many nieces and nephews.

Beth was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Marie Koch; sister-in-law Denise Koch; and nephew Brad Goeden.






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15 response to "Beth M. Walton"

  1. By: Julie Hefner Perchynski Posted: November 8, 2022

    The thought that Beth is gone from this world makes it feel like a much colder place. Growing up with her was a blast. With Elizabeth and Lisa, and the rest of our class were solid friends all through school and we had a ball.
    Beth’s sense of humor and love a laughter are so clear in my memory. She was a good friend and loved a good time.
    I am so sorry for the family’s loss. Beth Mary Rose Koch Walton was one of kind and although I haven’t been in touch in years, she holds a very special place in my heart. My thoughts are with you all. Thank you Andi for calling Karla and asking her to call me. That touched me. Love to you all.

  2. By: Charlotta Tracy Posted: November 8, 2022

    Beth was a dear friend, she was loved by so many of us. I have many memories of going to her place. We would make cold oatmeal, and run in her pasture together. We spent many years together with volleyball and pep club. Beth had a contagious smile, and twinkle in her eyes.

  3. By: Christy A Orwig Posted: November 9, 2022

    So many great memories with Beth from high school. We had fun with pep club, Saturday night dances and slumber parties. You always knew she was close by her laugh. My heart goes out to her family for their loss.

  4. By: Ron Swanson Posted: November 9, 2022

    To the Walton family. You have my sympathy. BETH WAS A MIGHTY FINE LADY.

  5. By: Valary Tieszen Posted: November 9, 2022

    Beth was a true friend through thick and thin and one hell of a nurse. This earth is a lesser place since she is gone. I love you, Beth.

  6. By: Howard Koch Posted: November 9, 2022

    To the Walton and Koch families we send our sincere condolences. Though we are physically far away in Texas and can’t physically be there our thoughts and prayers are near and deeply sincere. Though we haven’t been in touch with my cousin for a long time my memories of my time with Beth are fond. She was a lot of fun and a great lady and will be deeply missed.
    God Bless you

  7. By: Julie Vock-Murphy Posted: November 9, 2022

    So very sorry to hear of Beth’s passing. I have many fond memories of her from school. She was a kind person and touched many hearts. My sincerest sympathy to her family.

  8. By: Kim carda Hoffer Posted: November 10, 2022

    Worked and played volleyball with this amazing lady 30 years ago… the world lost a great nurse and person… thinking of the family..

  9. By: Beth L Branstiter Posted: November 10, 2022

    My sympathy to Beth’s family. I worked with her at the Good Samaritan Center in Bloomfield. She was a great person and a wonderful nurse. She always told it like it was and I really enjoyed meeting her and working with her. I am so sorry for your loss.

  10. By: Ralph Koch Posted: November 10, 2022

    Very sorry to hear of Beth’s passing..
    I have lots of great memories of Beth growing up
    In Nebraska .. Sincere condolences to family .
    God Bless her family.

  11. By: Lisa Dennis Posted: November 10, 2022

    My heart is broken. Hearing this devastating news of a dear friend brings sadness and tears to my eye’s. I agree with Julie Hefner. (and the other classmates) We were best friends and our close friendships growing up was some of the greatest memories I have and still think of often. Her love of life and such a big personality was so infectious to anyone that was close to her. The wonderful stories we all could tell about Beth, at least they’ll forever stay in our hearts.
    God be with the family and just know how much she is loved. Bye for now “Kotch”, Love you dearly- Lisa

  12. By: Angi Streeks Posted: November 10, 2022

    My thoughts are with all the family. I pray you all find comfort and peace during this time. My prayers are especially for brother-in-law Kenny. I’ve been blessed to know the family for years through my sister Andi. Beth’s smile and laugh will never be forgotten❣️ My love to you all❤️ Beth will truly be missed❤️ Angi

  13. By: Kathi Larson Posted: November 11, 2022

    Beth and I worked many a night together at Avera Sacred Heart. We had fun but our patients got very good care. Remember the night we had the bat hanging in the hallway! I hope you and Lori Scrempp have caught up on lost times. You will be miss my friend.
    My condolences to your family.

  14. By: Phyllis Meier Posted: November 11, 2022

    my deepest condolences to Beth’s family I worked with her at the Sacred Heart Monastery What a great lady

  15. By: Stanley Certain and Michelle Ouellette Posted: November 19, 2022

    Beth was my neighbor. She worked with Michelle in Hartington for a while. But she was a very great friend to us. And she was my best football partner. We would have treats and dinner at my house. I would help her with anything that she needed. We will miss forever 💔.

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