Janice M. Teare

Janice M. Teare, 76, of Cedar Falls and formerly of Sumner and Hawkeye, died Friday, June 27, 2014, at Rosewood Estates in Waterloo.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church in Cedar Falls with Rev. Steve Williams officiating.  Committal services will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday at Hawkeye Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, June 29th at Becker-Milnes Funeral home in Sumner and for one hour preceding services at the church on Monday. Memorials may be directed to the family. 

Janice Marie, daughter of Joy and Fern Brooks Moore, was born April 21, 1938, in Fayette County, Iowa. She was united in marriage with Clyde D. Teare on August 25, 1961. Jan worked as a welder for many years at Hinson’s and later at Deere & Co. in Waterloo. She was a partner for a few years at Dolls 4 U, a ceramics shop in Sumner. Jan and Clyde lived in Hawkeye and Sumner for many years prior to moving to Waterloo in 2003. Following Clyde’s death in 2003, Jan continued to make her home in Black Hawk County, most recently in Cedar Falls. She became a very active member of the First United Methodist Church of Cedar Falls, where she sang in the Church Choir and participated in Bible Study. She was an accomplished seamstress, having made several of her daughter’s wedding gowns. She also loved to sing.

Jan is survived by five daughters, Cindy (Tim Livingstone) Guyer of Dysart, Celeste Kruse of Iowa Falls, Estelle (Roland) Fortin of Bassett, Virginia, Tammy (Jim) Thimmesch of Aurora, and Cheryl Schrage of Dunkerton; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; and her partner, William C. Morse, Jr. of Cedar Falls.

In addition to her husband and parents, Jan was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Daniel and Desiree Kruse, and one brother, Monty Hall.


LaVerne and Diane Krueger on July 4, 2014 at 10:48 AM said:

To Jan's family - May God be with you in this time of loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jan was a special person.
Cindy Koehler on July 4, 2014 at 3:50 AM said:

So sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Melanie Klemz-Smith on June 30, 2014 at 11:06 AM said:

With deep sympathy. May God bless you during this hard time!
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Irene Richards on June 30, 2014 at 6:47 AM said:

Deepest sympathy to the family. Praying for all of you to find comfort and love, and lots of wonderful memories.
Mary M. Schmitt on June 29, 2014 at 2:32 PM said:

She was loved by all that knew her. My sincere sympathy to Bill and also Jan's daughters for their a tremendous loss.
Ryan & Elisabeth Taylor on June 29, 2014 at 9:32 AM said:

We will always remember Jan's uplifting and encouraging spirit. She was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed. Our condolences go to all of her family and friends.
Scott and Carol Westpfahl on June 29, 2014 at 6:52 AM said:

Jan's spirit and commitment to her church and community has always been the example. I learned so much from her. We are so sorry for her loss. But I'm sure she's dancing and singing with the saints in heaven. Our love to all of you.
Betty Morse on June 28, 2014 at 5:03 PM said:

I am so sorry for the lose of your mom. I remember going to her house here in Hawkeye and visiting with her quite often we had a good time over coffee.
Sandy Lahr on June 28, 2014 at 3:38 PM said:

To the family of Janice Teare:
As friends and co-workers of Karysta at Covenant Clinic-Lab,
please know that we extend our sympathies and prayers for the loss of your grandmother, mother, and friend. Your hearts will forever hold her close.
Jim & Kim Kremer & Family on June 28, 2014 at 2:41 PM said:

Thoughts and prayers to the family!!
Duane & Marilyn on June 28, 2014 at 2:36 PM said:

Our condolences go out to the entire Teare family. Your mother has went to her heavenly home and is now with Clyde and the angels. She will be your guardian angel while you trod your path in this life and will be waiting for you at the pearly gates when your life is done here on earth. Praying for all of you in this time of sorrow and despair.
Loving and hugging you all!!
Holly J Gefaller on June 28, 2014 at 2:30 PM said:

So sorry to hear about your mother - she was a beautiful person - inside and out. I'm sure you will miss her terribly. Our sympathy. DeWayne and Holly
Angela thurman on June 28, 2014 at 2:04 PM said:

Jan was a good friend to my parents and we spent a lot of time together as a family when I was young. Jan will be missed. My sympathy to the family. Love Angela "Jojo" Phillis Thurman
Gail on June 28, 2014 at 1:56 PM said:

To the daughters of Jan....sending many hugs &prayers during this difficult time. Your mom was a wonderful lady. Treasure and share your memories. My deepest sympathy.

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