Elizabeth (Beth) F. Koch

1950 - 2024

Elizabeth (Beth) F. Koch age 74, passed away on Friday March 15, 2024. She was
born February 18, 1950 in Dade County, Fla. to Earl and Erma (Barker) McConnell.
Beth was a 1968 graduate of Van Wert High School, Van Wert, Ohio. She married
Charles A. Koch on April 26, 1980 in Hazleton, Pa. Beth was a homemaker, loved
to sew, work in her flower garden, try new food recipes, and go to estate sales.
Beth is survived by her husband Charlie, nieces, nephews, sister-in-laws, and
cousins. As a member of the Jehovah’s Witness faith, she spent much volunteer
time helping ones to come to know the God she loved dearly and his hope for a
better future as outlined in the Bible. Family, friends, and others whose lives Beth
touched are invited to the Elkin Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 905
Johnson Ridge Road, Elkin, NC 28621, on April 13, 2024 @ 2pm for a memorial
service for Beth. Please come to reminisce, grieve, support each other, and hear the
‘hope’ that God has for our dear Beth.


10 tributes for Elizabeth (Beth) F. Koch

  1. Nora Brown-Crimiel

    Aunt Beth some of my childhood memories stem from you. The adventures You and Uncle Cupp showed my brother and I will never fade away. You are missed deeply. Thank you for always loving us!

  2. Dorthea Hartman

    Beth was a beautiful person, one of the kindest and sweetest people I ever knew. She will be greatly missed, we look forward to seeing her again soon. She was, and still is loved.

  3. Diane

    Beth brought love, joy, peace, and happiness to my brother. Beth has left a hole in our family that has brought much sadness but we know it is just temporary. Soon we will all be together again in a much better place. It is just around the corner.

  4. Bob & Lynn Balsdon

    While Lynn and I have known Beth for only the short time since she and Charlie came to North Carolina, we will miss her kind disposition and warm smile. She was such a positive influence on our congregation and so well liked by everyone she came in contact with. We look forward to the day we see her again when our tears of sorrow will become tears of joy!

  5. Macias Family

    There is no words to describe what a wonderful person ,sister and most of all our beloved friend that Beth was to us for so many years. It was love at first sight from day one when we met the kochs and they became more than friends but family. So hard to think that our Beth is gone for know. May Jehovah sustain our Charlie and everyone that is mourning such a wonderful and an exemplary human being. You will be truly missed and we look forward to that approaching day

  6. Sherry L Martina Casasola

    I’ve only met Beth and Charles six months ago and their love and kindness have made them so special. Just thinking of Beth, brings a smile and warm feelings, such a sweet sister that I look forward to seeing and hugging again soon.

  7. Suzie Pfeil

    Our Sister, Beth will be sorely missed. She and Charlie showed us such generosity and hospitality when my Dad wanted to visit Bethel. We truly felt like family. Will long to see Beth again

  8. charleigh

    Aunt Beth you were so kind to us and especially to my sister your warm smile would make us happy i have many things to remember in you but the one thing is in my name is Elizabeth

  9. Cleuza wisniewski


    We’re enjoying when we’ve working together in Nantikoke congregation.
    And we’ll be together again very soon.

  10. Linda S Rapczynski

    What has come to my mind in past years with dealing with the passing of family members or friends is something Beth shared with my sister and me when she buried the ashes of her mother. She said the ceremony at the grave was short, a brief talk was given. The brother called to mind an illustration in one of our publications about the person who died as being on a long train trip and they were asleep in the sleeping car. When their appropriate stop whould come, the conductor would knock on their door and wake them up. It was their stop and time to get up and get off the train. That gave her peace in dealing with her sadness. That moment has come to mind many times for me over the years as it has now. Hopefully, in Jehovah’s time period, her train ride will be short. When she is awaken, it will be to a new world that Jehovah has promised us all.


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