Regina L. Ackles

September 19, 1933 - July 23, 2018


Regina L. Ackles, 84, of Mt. Pleasant passed away on Monday, July 23, 2018, at Park Place Elder Living Center in Mt. Pleasant.


Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 27, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. at the Murphy Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant with Pastor Bryan Katchay officiating. Friends may call after 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Murphy Funeral Home where the family will be present from 6-8 p.m. that evening. Burial will be in the White Oak Cemetery, rural Mt. Pleasant. Memorials may be directed to the White Oak Cemetery or to the Trenton First Responders in her memory.


Regina was born on September 19, 1933, in Henry County, Iowa, the daughter of Max Eugene and Ruby Leona Parker Woods. She was united in marriage to Harold Eugene Ackles on September 20, 1951, in Mt. Pleasant; he preceded her in death on March 16, 2011. Regina was a housekeeper for the Henry County Health Center for several years. She enjoyed listening to country music.


Regina is survived by her children: Harold (Jackie) Ackles Jr. and Tim (Karen) Ackles of Trenton, Deb (Rick) Smith of Westwood and Jim Ackles of Salem; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, James (Betty) Woods of Houghton; two sisters-in-law, Sue Woods and Marcena Lyon both of Mt. Pleasant; along with several nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother, Charles Woods; and five sisters: Mary Blythe, Willa Church, Othal Woods, Shirley Stevens and Ethel Woods in infancy.


Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant are caring for her arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at



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