Gwendolyn “Gwen” Mae Teeple formerly of Leesburg, 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 Oct. 22, 1927, in LaPlace, Illinois to Mary Irene (Miller) Kreider and Reverend Howard Joseph Kreider. Gwen spend 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, in 1945 and attended a year at Manchester College in North Manchester. 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 Nov. 7, 1948.
She was a familiar face in Leesburg, Indiana and over the 25 years that she had 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); daughter: Pamela (Jeff) Carroll (Warsaw); 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 sons, Pastor Jack Teeple and 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, IN 46590 designated to “Caring Friends” and would be appreciated by the family.
Online condolences may be sent through the funeral home’s website at www.redpathfruthfuneralhome.com.