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“So sorry for your loss! Beth was always so fun and happy! Someone to look up to. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Helen Adair - Reinbeck - Friend

“So sorry for you and your family's loss. Especially at this time. ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Ross Welterlen - Boone, IA

“So sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you all. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Lorie Miller - Alliance, OH

“Mike,Marilyn and Family,I am so sorry to hear about Beths passing. I want you all to know we are thinking of all of you . I was shocked when I saw...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Deon DeBower-Clabby - WATERLOO, IA

“So sorry to hear of Beth´s death. What a great, spirited soul! I have many great memories of small group from St. Mary´s in Waverly. My sincere...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Dunkin

“Cousin Mike and Family. I am so sorry to hear about Beth. I have really fond memories of spending time with your family when i was young. Beth was...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Tony Schilling - Erie, CO

“Mike and family, I am so sorry to hear of this. Seeing her bright smile and reading about the blessing she was to you all, you have my deepest...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Rex Butler - Friend

“My thoughts and prayers are with your family at the time of the loss of your wife mother and grandmother was quite a good person ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Jeff Calkins

“Beth had an amazing faith! I knew her through CEW and recently through Tea Cups! I will miss her smile and seeing her around church! My heart goes...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Anna Bernard - Ankeny, IA

“Have such fond memories of Beth and Slick family growing up in LaPorte City. Jaquith and Slick families taking up the pews at church was often...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Susan (Jaquith) Johnson - Friend

“Prayers to family. What a huge lossI will miss her cheerful smile. ❤ ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Kari Seivert - Ankeny, IA

“Sending my sincere condolences to your family. I worked with Beth at Principal and she always had a smile on her face and was so much fun to work...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Rosie House - Mingo, IA


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Elizabeth "Beth" Meissen, 62, of Ankeny, died Tuesday, December 22, 2020, after a 6-month battle with cancer.
At the time of her passing, she was surrounded by her loving husband and children.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church in Ankeny.

Beth was born on March 26, 1958 in Waterloo, IA to Donald and Joyce Slick. She grew up with eight brothers and sisters. Beth graduated from La Porte City High School in 1976. On July 30, 1977 she married Mike Meissen. They were blessed with four children and six grandchildren.

Beth had a successful career as a business analyst in the insurance industry, most recently with Principal Financial Group in Des Moines, IA. In her free time, Beth enjoyed traveling, crafting, quilting, reading, and spending time with family & friends. She was an active member of her church and strong in her faith.

Beth was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Joyce Slick; and brothers, Craig Slick and Bob Slick. Beth is survived by her husband, Mike; her four children, Luke (Mandy) of Iowa City, IA, Zack (Heather) of Le Clare, IA, Katie (Fred Studer) of Norwalk, IA, and Sam (Stephanie) of Ankeny, IA; and her six grandchildren.

Beth embodied the spirit of Christmas, her favorite holiday, year-round. Celebrating love, family, friendship, faith, and charity.

In lieu of flowers, please express your Christmas spirit by making a donation to your favorite charity in Beth's honor.