LEXINGTON, Ky. - Edith 'Bunny' Shutes Teesdale, 97, of Lexington, KY, passed away Wednesday, December 18, 2013. Born January 7, 1916, in Esterville Iowa, she was the daughter of the late LeRoy and Mabel W. Shutes. She was the widow of George Hartzell Teesdale.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary (Jason C Taylor Jr.) and Peggy (Ben Sledd), grandchildren Christopher Hartzell (Teri) Teesdale, Jason Lee (Beth) Taylor III and Jennifer (Bradley) Harn, and great-grandchildren, Lorelei Grace and Ellis Hartzell Teesdale.
She was a member and deacon of Central Christian Church, Lexington, where she taught children for many years and participated in CWF. She enjoyed being a Donavan Scholar, knitting, and traveling in her motor home. She worked for State Farm Insurance at their first office in Bloomington, IL.
She held a Bachelors of Arts in Education and Psychology from Illinois State Normal University and a Masters in Religious Education from College of the Bible. She was an ordained minister for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and served churches in Illinois, Kentucky and California. She received her Masters of Education from UK and retired from the Fayette County Public Schools (Stonewall & Cardinal Valley) where she taught for 20 years.
Visitation will be Sunday, Dec. 22 from 4-6 p.m. at Central Christian Church, Lexington, with a funeral service at the church on Monday, Dec. 23 at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to: Central Christian Church, 205 East Short Street, Lexington, KY 40507 or the Lexington Theological Seminary, 230 Lexington Green Circle, Suite 300, Lexington, KY 40503.
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