February 25, 1952 -- March 19, 2021

On Friday, March 19, 2021, Colleen Marie Teeple (Kean) passed away at the
age of 69. Colleen was born on February 25, 1952 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to
William and Bette Kean. She graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School
in 1970 and made her home in Kalamazoo, Elkhart, and Shipshewana. On
September 1, 1979, she married the love of her life, Jeffrey Teeple. Colleen
had a passion for gourmet cooking, traveling, and being extremely generous
to those around her. She mentored school kids in the Elkhart School District
and loved to see them progress. Additional passions were her family. First
and foremost came her husband and their love for lake life and travel. They
recently completed their dream trips to Italy and Ireland. Colleen often
planned for their next get away a year or more in advance. She loved her 3
sisters, Judy (Richard) Dukeman, Rebecca (Andris) Vizulis, and Lauren (Dan)
Honda. The other loves of her life include her nieces and nephews (Alison,
Tim, Arjana, Ryan and Gavin) and her heart was stolen by her great nephews
and nieces (Matthew, Amanda, Brandon, Zara and Akira). She is also  
survived by her beloved mother-in-law, Cleola Teeple. Colleen was preceded
in her death by her father (William), her mother (Bette), her brother (William
Jr.) and her father-in-law (John Teeple). In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made in honorarium to the American Diabetes Association at P.O. Box 7023,
Merrifield, VA 22116-7023 or the Stone Lake Conservation Club at PO Box
325, Middlebury, IN 46540. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at a
later date.

                  
                      
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From: Janet and Dan Spitnale
So sorry to hear about the passing of Colleen. Our sincere sympathies and
prayers for comfort for the family.
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Were so very sorry Judy, I know how special she was to you and your
family! Prayers for all! Love, Mary & Jerry Q
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From: Susan Wright
The sudden departure of Colleen is a great sorrow for all who knew her. I
mourn her friendship. Colleen taught me generosity, caring and love of
family. There was always lots of laughter-usually at ourselves! May you be
blessed in the next life, my friend, as I was in this one by knowing you.
                             
Colleen Marie Teeple
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