Gwendolyn "Gwen" Mae Teeple

October 22, 1927 ~ July 12, 2020 (age 92)


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Gwendolyn “Gwen” Mae Teeple formerly of Leesburg, Indiana and a resident of Grace Village Retirement Community, Winona Lake, Indiana went to see her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at 6:53 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, 2020 at Grace Village Health Care at the age of 92.

She was born on October 22, 1927 in LaPlace, Illinois to Mary Irene (Miller) Kreider and Reverend Howard Joseph Kreider. Gwen spent most of her girlhood in Indiana where her father served in many pastorates. The most significant event of her childhood was accepting Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior.

Gwen graduated from Milford High School in Milford, Indiana in 1945 and attended a year at Manchester College in North Manchester, Indiana. Her working life at the telephone company in Warsaw, Indiana was happily interrupted by falling in love with WWII Veteran Wayne E. Teeple of Oswego, Indiana. They were married by her father at New Salem Church on November 7, 1948.

She was a familiar face in Leesburg, Indiana and over the 25 years that she worked as a bank teller she met and made many friends. Gwendolyn enjoyed the fellowship of her church family at New Salem Church. Her most important and proudest job was that of being a wife, mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed by her family.

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 71 years, Wayne E. Teeple (Winona Lake, Indiana); daughter: Pamela (Jeff) Carroll (Warsaw, Indiana); son: Pastor Jack (Pati) Teeple (Hicksville, Ohio); six grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Joan Speicher, brother, Ron Kreider, and a great-grandson.

Gwendolyn’s life will be celebrated with a private family service at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana and officiated by her son, Pastor Jack Teeple and son-in-law Jeff Carroll. Burial will follow with a graveside service at Leesburg Cemetery, Leesburg, Indiana. 

Memorial donations may be directed to Grace Village Retirement Community, 337 Grace Village Drive, Winona Lake, Indiana  46590 designated to “Caring Friends” and would be appreciated by the family.

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