Gladys E. Dunlop Teague
April 01, 2014
Gladys E. Dunlop Teague, 95, entered Heaven on March 27, 2014, to enjoy eternal life won for her through the death and resurrection of her Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, in 2005, her brother ,Leslie, and sister, Beatrice.
Born April 21, 1918, in Waltham, Mass., and raised in Provincetown, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary Dunlop. Most recently residing in Cedar Rapids, she and her husband pastored churches for 50 years in Indiana, Michigan, Iowa and Pennsylvania.
Gladys touched the lives of many people in numerous places and in various roles. She had a gift for gracious hospitality and lived a uniquely fulfilling life serving others as a spiritual mentor, counselor and encourager. She was a true friend to all who knew her, had a positive, fun-loving spirit, and always reached out to help people. She dearly loved studying, memorizing, and teaching scripture through countless Bible study groups and delighted in sharing her faith with others. She was an avid reader who greatly appreciated poetry and the classics, and was well-versed in literature. She enjoyed writing, especially letters of encouragement to her many friends.
As matriarch of her family, Gladys was a loving mother and grandmother who prayed faithfully, passing on a godly legacy. She is survived by four children, Susan R. and her husband, Michael Gradwell, of Mount Vernon, Nancy S. and her husband, Charlie Blanks, of Littleton, Colo., Sally R. Kirkpatrick of Lisbon, and her late husband, Roger, and Dr. Peter W. Teague and his wife, Paulette, of Lancaster, Penn.; 13 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; two nieces; and two nephews.
A memorial service will be held on June 7 at Northbrook Baptist Church, Cedar Rapids, with her grandson, the Rev. Rob Blanks, officiating, assisted by her pastor, the Rev. Eric Schumacher. Interment will be in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Pennsylvania.
Memorial contributions may be made in honor of her granddaughter, Jessica, c/o Jessica and Friends Community, 218 Dew Drop Road, York, PA 17402.