Marjorie Teeters

Marjorie Teeters, 94, passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Eastern Star Masonic home in Boone, Iowa.  

Marjorie Ruth Teeters, daughter of Clarence Leslie Haering and Ena Marie Hoak, was born July 1, 1923 in Linden, Iowa where her father was the pastor of the Friends Church.  

Being a preacher’s kid, she and the family did a lot of moving. They lived in Linden, Pleasant Ridge, Dawson Township, Marshalltown and Paton. Marjorie’s schooling began in a country school west of Paton and ended in Paton where she graduated from high school in 1940.  

On Friday, October 18, 1940 Marjorie married Robert Teeters, a handsome couple indeed, who shared 58 years together. Most of those years were spent supporting the great Iowa farm life while raising chickens, Guernsey milk cows, pure bred Chester White hogs and five very lively, personality-filled kids.

Marj was a hard working farm wife and reaped the benefits of home grown food, she was an excellent cook. Family favorites were her fried chicken, homemade ice cream, pop overs and so much more!  Although she sometimes cringed when hearing the back screen door slam, she knew Bob would be coming through it with an armful of fresh vegetables from the garden. She canned everything for which her daughter Mary continued her legacy.

Marj was a long time member of the Lanyon Covenant Church and belonged to a delightful country ladies group, the 1-52 Neighborhood Club. For all seasons, a time to laugh, a time to cry and a time to rejoice in the Lord. Marjorie had a wonderful sense of humor. She taught her children how to love, laugh, respect and live the righteous way. She was a woman of deep and endless faith. She adored her father’s preaching and would be found sitting in the front pew looking up to him. She carried an abundance of love and kindness in her heart for everyone she met. We celebrate the amazing wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister she was to her family!

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert; sons, Bobby and Dick; brothers: Paul, James and David Haering; and a sister, Mary Burkett. Those who shall carry on the Teeters spirit include daughters: Colette Arnett (Bill), Ruth Smith (Mark), Mary Sealine (Paul) and daughter-in-law, Veva Teeters; grandchildren: Dean Teeters (Michelle), Nici Thomas (Joseph), Annette Bojevsky (Dave), Michele Overturf (Joe), Jennifer Fjelland, (Craig), Ryan Arnett (Erin) and Christa Larsen. She also enjoyed 17 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren (and one on the way); sister-in-law, Nancy Haering; and nieces and nephews in Ohio and California.

Services for Marjorie were graciously held at the Salem United Methodist Church in Paton, Iowa on Saturday, November 25, 2017. She was laid to rest in the Dawson Township Cemetery west of Paton. Directly across the road from this cemetery originated the Friends Church where her father was a pastor and where she married Bob.

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