Roberta Teegarden

Born: Sun., Sep. 29, 1935
Died: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 03, 2019
Location: Reichard Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Jan. 04, 2019
Location: Reichard Funeral Home

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Roberta D. "Bertie" Teegarden, 83, passed away December 28, 2018 at Glen Oaks Health Campus in New Castle, Indiana. She was born September 29, 1935 to the late Howard W. & Blanche Harter Mullen. Bertie was a Teacher's Aide at Randolph Eastern Schools for 32 yrs. She attended Our Savior Lutheran Church, active in Community Christmas, Union City Housing Authority, and Preservation Society in Union City. Bertie loved people and doing things for others even when she went to Glen Oaks Health Campus, her love for people and life continued to all she met.
She is survived by a daughter, Jackie (Richard Merrill) Surber- New Castle, Indiana; 2 grandchildren, Jacob Surber, Kirstin (Josh Ruble) Surber; 3 sisters, Joyce (Floyd) Kaup- Celina, Ohio, Kathy (Mike) Cooper- Springs Island, S.C., Barb (Jim) McNally- Indpls., Indiana; brother, Tim Jefferis- Indpls., Indiana.
Preceded by parents; husband, John Edgar Teegarden; son, Mark Teegarden; siblings, Agnes Wigger Mullen, Harold Mullen, Lewis Mullen, Jim Mullen, Phyllis (Woomer) Mullen, twin brother Robert Mullen and half brother, Butch Mullen; Foster Parents, Verl & Helen Jefferis.
Visitation is 4-7 PM Thursday Jan. 3, 2018 at the Reichard Funeral Home Inc., 400 W. Deerfield Rd., Union City, Indiana. Services for Bertie are 1:00 PM Friday January 4, 2019 also at the funeral home with Monte Poling officiating. Burial will follow in the Union City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made toPAWS, the Journey Home Veterans Center, or Henry Community Health Hospice with envelopes at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at

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Randi Rose
   Posted Sun December 30, 2018
So sorry for your loss she was a sweet person

Joy Murphy
   Posted Mon December 31, 2018
Dear, Little, Bertie Teegarden with a Big Heart, Living Her Life with Gusto!

Bertie was my side kick at West Side for over twenty years. She was the one that kept my classroom well-oiled to run more smoothly each learning day. I can't think of a time she refused a request. She copied, measured, cut, chopped, collected, saved, projected, presented, and so much more with an urgency to prepare for the personnel and students she loved. (Bertie, You are missed.)

My prayers are with Bertie's family and beloved friends, Joy Murphy

Janine Harshman
   Posted Tue January 01, 2019
Dearest Jackie, please accept my most sincere condolences on the death of your mother. Bertie shall forever be in my memories as the tough, but tender-hearted titan with her signature smile. Both of you are two of the kindest and strongest women I have ever seen. Through the tears, remember the love and the laughter.
Your friend,

Clinton Randall
   Posted Fri January 04, 2019
A real UC sports fan! So sorry for your loss!!

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