TETER, Raena 1896-1951
TETER, KING, DOWELL
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/10/2015 at 10:20:11
Raena King Teter Dies in St. Louis
Mrs. Raena King Teter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. King, Grundy Center, died at a hospital in St. Louis early Wednesday morning. She had been afflicted with dropsy for several months. She was 54 years old. She was with her parents in Grundy Center during the holidays but was quite ill and in bed most of the time she was here. She returned to St. Louis on New Year's day. For several years she was engaged in home economics work, specializing in giving food demonstrations for a manufacturing firm in St. Louis.
Mrs. Teter was born and raised in Grundy county. She graduated from the Grundy Center high school and later attended Iowa State College at Ames.
The body will be brought to Grundy Center and it will be at the Coffman funeral home from which services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
Surviving, is one son Eugene, her parents and three brothers, Kenyon King, Atlantic, Ia., Edwin, California, and Donald, Park Rapids, Minn.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 18 January 1951, pg 8
Last Rites For Raena K. Teter
Last rites were held Saturday afternoon at the Coffman funeral home for Raena K. Teter, who died in a hospital in St. Louis Jan. 17. The services were conducted by Rev. J. L. Pace, pastor of the Grundy Center Baptist church. Burial was in the Grundy Center cemetery.
The following obituary was read by the pastor at the service:
Raena K. Teter, daughter of Edwin and Oma King, was born on Dec. 26, 1896 and died in the Evangelical Deaconess hospital in St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 17, 1951, age 54 years and 22 days. The cause of her death was Myocardial diseases and Cirrhosis of the liver.
Raena was born on a farm south of Grundy Center where she attended country school completing the eighth grade. She then attended high school in Grundy Center graduating with the class of 1915. She attended Iowa State College at Ames, for two and one-half years taking a home economics course which she gave up before completing to accept a position as Domestic Science instructor in the Swea City, Ia. school.
She was baptised into and became a member of the Grundy Center Baptist church on Jan. 16, 1912. She belonged to the Order of Eastern Star and chapter AR of P.E. O. in Grundy Center. After moving to St. Louis she became a Charter member of Chapter F.X. of P.E.O. and served as president of this chapter and was a delegate to the Supreme Chapter at Dallas, Texas.
On Aug. 27, 1920, she was married to Ross Dowell of Bedford, Ia., who was an Agricultural Engineering graduate of Iowa State College where they met. They lived at Corwith, Ia. for only one-half year then they moved to DeWitt, Ia., where their son Eugene, was born on July 22, 1921.
In 1931 Raena and her son Eugene moved to St. Louis where she was married Jan. 31, 1932 to John Teter. Mr. Teter was a dealer in home appliances.
Besides her instructing in Domestic Science, Raena gave demonstrations for home appliance manufacturers. She was very active in U.S.O. and Red Cross work in both World War I and World War II.
She leaves to mourn her loss, her son Eugene and a grandson, John; her parents in Grundy Center, and three brothers: Kenyon of Atlantic, Ia.; Edwin of San Fernando, Calif.; and Donald of Park Rapids, Minn.; her Aunt Cora McGuire and several nieces and nephews.
The voice of KuigkaETA TAA
The Voice of the Lord said come
We hope to meet her face to face;
In our eternal home.
Relatives attending: Mr. and Mrs. Ernest King and Mr. and Mrs. Curtin King of Stewartville, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Allison and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Boemecke of Waterloo; Mrs. Lucille K. Wood and son John of Conrad; and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Brown, Grundy Center. Raena's brother Edwin was unable to attend because of urgent war work.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 25 January 1951, pg 7
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