|Gwenlee V. Teval, 78, formerly of 441 Greenleaf St., Galesburg, died at 12:49 p.m. Saturday, August 27, 2011 in Seminary Manor, Galesburg.
Gwen was born on August 17, 1933 in Canton, Ill. to Charles and Roberta Lowe Sampson. She married Bernard Teval in Edina, Mo. on July 15, 1952. He preceded her in death on October 23, 2008.
She is survived by a son, Charles (and Wendy) Teval of Stockton, Calif.; three daughters, Patricia Varner, Sharon (and Mike) Malmrose and Theresa (and John) Ring, all of Galesburg; six grandchildren, Nichole Varner (and Kyle Batterson) of Wataga, Ill., Andrew (and Sara) Varner of Oneida, Ill., Matthew Varner of Altona, Sam Malmrose and Emma Ring, both of Galesburg and Lorien Teval of Stockton; two step grandchildren, Joey and Justin Saar, both of Stockton and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and a son-in-law, Andrew Varner.
Gwen taught music at Costa Catholic Academy. She was the Activity Director at the former Galesburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Gwen was a 1984 graduate of Illinois Sate University with a degree in Music Therapy. An accomplished musician, Gwen played piano and organ at her church, St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Also she belonged to the Catholic Order of Foresters, the Illinois Association of Music Therapy and the National Association of Music Therapy. She also was a very active Girl Scout leader.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday, September 1, 2011 in St. Patrick's Catholic Church with Rev. Joseph Presley officiating. The visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel where the Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m.. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.