Regina Sue Conklin, the daughter of Walter Donald and Darlene Joyce (Bells) Groves, was born July 5, 1959, in Kansas City, Missouri. Regina entered eternal rest on October 24, 2015, at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, at the age of 56 years, 3 months, and 19 days.
Regina grew up in Orrick, Missouri, and attended school there. She later moved to Iowa and lived in the Lenox, Prescott, and Corning areas. Regina met Robert Conklin while living in the Redding area and they were united in marriage on June 20, 1977 in Redding, Iowa
Regina was a homemaker who loved caring for her family. Regina and Robert were foster parents for several children of all ages. She also enjoyed volunteer work by helping at Matura in Creston and Mount Ayr. Regina was an avid computer user. She spent many hours putting Jigsaw puzzles together and she loved to play Bingo anywhere she could find a place to play.
Left to cherish Regina’s memory are her daughters: Sheila (Jeff) Conklin of Lorimor; Cathy (Jerry) Langille of Ola, Arkansas; six grandchildren: Jordan Langille; Cassandra Langille; Shellbey Langille; Roshell Conklin; Harley Conklin; Summer Langille; seven brothers: four sisters, including Ruthie Faulkner of Louisiana; Joella Groves of Thorndale, Texas; and Janie Young of Mount Ayr; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceding Regina in death were her husband in 2004; her parents; two grandsons; one granddaughter; one brother; four nieces; and one nephew.