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Cora Jean (Daffer) Teter

Friday, June 29, 2007

Jan. 2, 1923 - June 6, 2007

CAMBRIDGE -- Cora Jean (Daffer) Teter, 84, of Cambridge, departed this life on Wednesday, June 6, 2007, in the Cambridge Memorial Hospital.

Cora was born Jan. 2, 1923, to James Scott and Erma Faye (Nicholson) Daffer in their rural Lebanon residence. She attended elementary and high school in Lebanon, graduating as the valedictorian of the Class of 1940. She attended McCook Junior College, graduating in 1943.

Before her marriage, Cora taught two years in Lebanon and one year in Indianola. She married Delbert Floyd Teter in McCook on June 1, 1946. They lived and farmed in Red Willow County until the family moved to the farm north of Cambridge in 1954, where Cora lived the rest of her life.

Cora graduated from Kearney State College in 1967, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in education. She taught 19 years in Wilsonville, retiring in 1986.

Cora was a member of the National Education Association, the Nebraska State Education Association, and Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority. She was a longtime member of Delta Kappa Gamma, an international society of women educators.

Cora was an avid reader and loved to garden. She enjoyed sports and was a life-long Yankees fan. After retiring from teaching, she began painting in oils.

Cora was a member of the Bartley Sunshine Club, Talley Ho Card Clue, and Ladies Aid at Lebanon Presbyterian Church.

Cora was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Delbert, in 1999; one daughter, Joy Teter, in 2003; her parents and one sister, Eleanor Dack; and two brothers, Stanley and James Reid Daffer.

Survivors include two sons, James (Beverly) of Bartley; Herbert of Ogallala; three daughters, Alice of Madison, Wis.; Martha of Cambridge; and Lois (David) Vannier of Saratoga, Calif.; five grandchildren, Amanda, Tiffany and Nicholas Teter; and Michelle and Jennifer Vannier; three sisters, Velma Rohde, Elsie Daffer, and Ruby (Wayne) Leavitt; and one brother, Harlow (Sandra) Daffer.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at the United Methodist Church in Cambridge. A private family inurnment will be at a later date.

Memorials will be used to establish a scholarship in Cora's name.

Lockenour-Jones Mortuary of Cambridge is in charge of arrangements.