Barbara J. (Vontz) Teel

Monday, November 22, 2004

Jan. 27, 1940-Nov. 21, 2004

Barbara J. (Vontz) Teel, 64, died Sunday (Nov. 21, 2004) at her home.

Barb was born in Hastings to Raymond and Vera Vontz. She grew up in Indianola and the surrounding area. She graduated from Indianola High School in 1958. She attended McCook Community College the following year.

On June 18, 1960, she married William L. Teel at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Indianola. To this union, five children were born.

Barb was always a hard worker. Her most recent employer was Burns Podiatric Laboratory in McCook, where she worked for twenty years until her health failed.

Barb was an avid fan for her family, especially her five children and thirteen grandchildren. She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary and enjoyed bowling, golfing, camping, and an occasional visit to the casino.

She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond.

Survivors include her mother, Vera, of Holdrege; Bill Teel of Indianola; children, Kim Herrman and husband, Travis of Indianola; Mike Teel and wife, Sandy of Indianola; Teresa Sander and husband, Rocky of Benkelman; Pam Reichert and husband, Richard of Benkelman; and Rick Teel and wife, Ann of Indianola; sisters, Jeanette Johnson and husband, Mike of Holdrege; Darlene Sweeney and husband, Mark of Holdrege; Diane Thee and husband, Mark of Kearney; and Rita Meier of Grand Island; grandchildren, Trisha and fiancé Dave, Chris, James, Brandon, Heather, Kyle, Nathan, Steven, Heath, Tanner, Zach, Tyrell and Sydney; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

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Rosary will be 7 p.m., today at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Indianola with Father Nicholas Baker officiating. Burial will be in St. Catherine‚s Cemetery.

Memorials are being accepted in her name.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.