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Ida Mae Teague
February 11, 1923 - November 5, 2020

Ida Mae Teague, 97, of Oelwein passed away Thursday November 5, 2020 at Arlington Place, Assisted Living in Oelwein.  Graveside services will be held privately at Woodlawn Cemetery in Oelwein.  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and for the safety of friends and relatives, a Celebration of Life will be scheduled in the spring.  Memorials may be directed to Christ United Presbyterian Church in Oelwein.

Ida Mae (Anderson) Teague was born February 11, 1923 along with an identical twin sister, Elizabeth Anne.  She was devastated when her sister was killed in a sledding accident in January 1937.  The twins were born on a farm near Manchester, Iowa, to Anton and Martha (Dralle) Anderson.  Ida Mae graduated as class valedictorian from Oneida Consolidated School in 1940.  Later she attended Paris Beauty School in Cedar Rapids, graduating in 1941.  After beauty school she worked in Manchester and Oelwein as a beautician.  Ida Mae then became a bookkeeper at the First National Bank in Oelwein where she worked until she married Harold Earl Teague in 1945.  In those days, married women were not allowed to work in that bank.

Harold and Ida Mae were the third generation to operate the Teague dairy farm northeast of Oelwein.  They farmed there for about 50 years.  Leisure activities included fishing and camping in their RV in Minnesota and Canada and they spent 21 winters as Snowbirds in Florida.  Trips to Alaska, Hawaii and taking several cruises were highlights of their retirement years.

They moved to Oelwein in 1997 where Harold passed away in October 2000.  Ida Mae loved playing cards, especially bridge, and enjoyed visiting with friends.  The daily crossword and Cryptoquote were morning rituals and she often shared answers with her long-time friend, Bob Davis, Piedmont, S.C.  Ida Mae was a member of the Christ United Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include daughter Janet Teague Grimley of Shoreline, WA; granddaughter Brynn (Jeffrey) Graham and great-grandsons Ryland and Grayson Graham of Gig Harbor, WA; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.  She was preceded in death by her twin sister Elizabeth, husband Harold, and teenage son Jon, in 1972.


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Sheryl, Dick & Dalene Gosse on November 12, 2020 at 2:45 PM said:

Janet & family: Your mom lived a good life. Many good memories of all of us growing up in same neighborhood. Cherish your friend,family memories,keep in touch with all of us back here. We love you and think of you often.
Sheryl, Dick & Dalene Gosse on November 12, 2020 at 2:42 PM said:

Janet & family:Your mom lived a good life.Many good memories of all of us growing up in same neighborhood.Cherish your memories,keep in touch with all of back here.
Deb Paul on November 11, 2020 at 7:04 PM said:

So sorry to hear of Ida Mae's passing. I enjoyed taking her with my mom (Helen), and having her at my mom's to play cards. She was alot of fun. She will be missed.
Craig & Renee' Baumgartner on November 11, 2020 at 4:19 AM said:

Our sympathies go out to you and your family, May God hold you all in his hands during this time.
Dana & Diann Smith on November 10, 2020 at 11:49 AM said:

My parents had some wonderful times with your parents in Florida and Iowa. So sorry for your loss as she was a beautiful woman.
Gwen (Goff) Schatz on November 9, 2020 at 12:14 PM said:


So very sorry to hear about your Mom. I think I met her at one of our class reunion lunch or brunch events....maybe 11 years ago. And, I enjoyed my visit with her.

Gwen Goff Schatz
Alex Kleman (Jipson) on November 9, 2020 at 9:07 AM said:

Ida was very special to me. She was like a second grandma who was always at special events of mine with my Great Grandma Irene Jipson. Ida would send me letters in the mail that I will forever cherish. She was a beautiful soul that I will miss just as much as I do my Grandma. I know my grandparents welcomed her with open arms. May she rest in peace.
Alice Klevjer Stanek on November 8, 2020 at 12:09 PM said:

Janet, sorry for the loss of your mother. Sending thoughts and prayers your way.
Todd Huinker on November 7, 2020 at 5:35 PM said:

Brightened many people's lives. Enjoyed talking with her on many occasions! Will remember her fondly.
Jan Bowen on November 7, 2020 at 12:02 PM said:

Janet - so sorry for your loss. My sympathies to you and your family.
Debbie & Shannon Hershey on November 7, 2020 at 7:41 AM said:

We are so sorry for the loss of your Mother. I went to school with your brother Jon and always knew her as such a sweetheart. We send you our Deepest Sympathy.
Pam & Randy Lansing on November 7, 2020 at 6:09 AM said:

Janet, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Your Mom was a wonderful person and will always hold a special place in our hearts.
Ida Mae Teague on November 7, 2020 at 5:17 AM said:

Was so sorry to see Ida Mae had passed away Janet.
except for this year with Covid I have spent many good times with Ida Mae both at the house and condo. She will be so missed by many.
Barbara Roberson on November 6, 2020 at 10:57 AM said:

So sorry to hear about Ida Mae’s death. I’ve played bridge with her for the past 5 years, in marathons, and various other clubs. She was a wonderful gal and a very good bridge player. We will sure miss her.
Susan (Proctor) Frost on November 6, 2020 at 10:31 AM said:

Thinking of you Janet with our deepest sympathy. Your mom was such a lovely lady and will be missed by many. No matter how old we get it is hard to lose our mothers. Sending hugs.

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