Obituary for Edward "Murl" Teeters

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Edward "Murl" Teeters

March 12, 1924 - October 7, 2016

Edward “Murl” Teeters, age 92, passed away Friday afternoon, October 7, 2016 at IU Health – Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was a lifelong resident of Trafalgar. Murl was born on March 12, 1924, in Johnson County, to the late William Lonnie and Katie (Tresslar) Teeters. He was a 1942 graduate of Trafalgar High School. Murl married Lois A. (Utterback) Teeters on November 16, 1945 in Trafalgar. She preceded him in death on February 24, 2010 after 64 loving years of marriage. Murl retired in 1985 as the Manager of Supervision for Dow Chemical Company in Indianapolis after 42 years of service. He was instrumental in helping start the Trafalgar Volunteer Fire Department and became a Charter Member in 1952 and remained a member on the Fire Department until 1982. Murl was a 50 year member of the Trafalgar Christian Church where he served as a Deacon and Trustee. He was also a member of the Raleigh Sam’s Camping Club and enjoyed camping and fishing with his wife, Lois. Murl was known as the “Junkman.” He could recycle anything and always found some use out of something for someone.Murl was also known for his bountiful vegetable garden and gave most of his vegetables away to family, friends and those in need. He was a loyal supporter of his grandchildren’s sporting events and a fan of Indian Creek Basketball. He is survived by his children, Evelyn M. (Thomas) Leohr of Goldsboro, North Carolina and Russell W. (Ann) Teeters of Trafalgar; siblings, Alberta Farr of Edinburg and Delbert (Nancy) Teeters of Trafalgar; grandchildren, Eric and Adam Teeters, Cathy Goddard and Cindy Cheney; great grandchildren, Sara, Alyson and Nicole Goddard, Joshua and Thomas Oliver, Michael and Mathew Cheney; great-great grandchildren, Jayson, Adrianna, Cailey and Tommy Oliver. Murl was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Katherine Teeters; siblings, Elmer “Burl,” Leroy and Leslie Teeters. The Rev. Mark Matheny will conduct a funeral service on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Teeters family at
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Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016

Time: 10:30 am

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Born: March 12, 1924
Died: October 7, 2016

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Nelson Teeters posted on 10/11/16

My heartfelt condolences to all.


Larry & Peggy Phelps posted on 10/11/16

To Evelyn, Russ, and the entire family We loved Murl in such a special way. His kindness was overwhelming and loved his smile, as well as his sense of humor. We met in church and I called him & Lois my "pew" buddies as we always sat in front of them. After Lois's passing I continued to visit Murl. He taught me his gardening skills and I miss it since we moved to Arizona. Tremendously enjoyed his warmth as he stopped by the shop to just tease me or bring veggies from his garden. He will be fondly remembered always. My condolences to you .... he was a very good man.


Norma Watson posted on 10/11/16

Such a terrible loss.He was such a sweet gentlemen. I knew him thru my Daughter, Dawna Forward.He was her neighbor for over 20 years. My condolences to the family, you all will be in our prayers.


Michael (Mike) Jenkins posted on 10/11/16

My condolences to you all. Murl was my supervisor at DOW chemical for many years, and I learn a lot that shape my life as a whole. We play a lot of euchre at lunch time and during breaks, where we talk about life and family. I lived on Sweetwater Lake during those years, and continue to visit with him when we would go to the Brown County State Park. Thanks to a mutual friend we always kept track of one another. Rest in peace Murl and thanks.


Teresa Kidwell (Gee) posted on 10/18/16

So sorry for your lost. I know he will be missed by you all. We all use to go horse back riding all the time. You all will be in my prayers. May God give you comfort and peace.