|Birth: ||Nov. 11, 1916|
|Death: ||Dec. 26, 2011|
Elsie C. Teas
Died on Monday, December 26th, 2011
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM Wednesday, December 28th, 2011
Weerts Funeral Home Services:
12:00 PM Wednesday, December 28th, 2011
Weerts Funeral Home
Cemetery: Davenport Memorial Park
Elsie Clara Teas, a lifelong resident of Davenport, died Tuesday, December 26, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, Iowa. Elsie was the youngest child born to Carl A. and Helga (Lundstedt) Carlson on November 24, 1916. She married Charles W. Teas in Memphis, Missouri, on August 19, 1939. He died February 21, 1978.
Visitation for Elsie will be held at Weerts Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 28 at 10:30 a.m. Funeral services will be immediately following at 12:00 Noon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family who will determine the charity recipients.
Elsie worked as a payroll clerk for Farmall Works in Rock Island during WWII and for Central Engineering in Davenport. She worked as an insurance clerk for GMAC in Bettendorf and for Dr. F. Dale Wilson in Davenport. She finally "retired" in her 70s. Her memberships included her 50-year membership in Eastern Star, having served in several capacities including Past Worthy Matron. She most recently served as organist for the organization. She was also a member of Daughters of the Nile. At Grace Lutheran Church, Davenport, she was the oldest member and the member of longest standing. Each Friday she helped the office staff assemble the bulletins for the Sunday services. She was also active in a weekly Bible study.
Hobbies and activities in her lifetime included knitting caps and mittens for preschoolers at the downtown YMCA, designing and making sanctuary banners and baptismal napkins for her church, knitting prayer shawls, quilting, crocheting afghans, making fur bears from fur coats, sewing doll clothes, upholstering. For years she sewed every day and made everything from undergarments and swimsuits to formal gowns and draperies. Extensive travel (China, Taiwan, Germany, Spain, Mexico, France, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Russia, England, Scotland, Ireland, and all the U.S. states except Alaska) was another of her main interests. And she continued to entertain her "old neighborhood" group and Past Matrons on a regular schedule. She also enjoyed playing the organ and her portable keyboard, accompanying the Saturday sing-alongs at her residence, Brookside Senior Apartments. In addition, she enjoyed played bridge.
Survivors include her son, Charles J. (Vicki) Teas of Davenport; grandchildren Cara (Ed) Holland of Urbandale, and Charles A. "Andy" (Amy) Teas of West Des Moines. Her great-grandchildren are Brady Holland, Leah Holland, and Charles M. "Max" Teas. Elsie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her brothers Carl T. Carlson, Arthur Carlson, Walter Carlson, and Lawrence "Bill" Carlson.
Charles W. Teas (____ - 1978)
Davenport Memorial Park
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Record added: Jun 03, 2014
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