Teela Lynn Harvey, age 59, of Elwood, passed away on Friday, December 27, 2019 at St. Vincent Mercy Hospital following an unexpected illness.
She was born in Elwood on January 31, 1960, to the late Richard and Sarah (Fleenor) Gardner.
She graduated from Elwood High School in 1978 and later graduated in 2005 with a nursing degree from Ivy Tech.
Teela had worked for Primrose Retirement Community in Anderson since February of 2018.
She loved spending time with her granddaughter Zoey. She enjoyed surfing Facebook on her phone and trying new baking ideas she found online.
She enjoyed spending time with her boyfriend, Mike. In her younger years she was very good a twirling baton and even received a first place trophy in competition. Teela was a loving and caring mother, sister grandmother and friend and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Teela is survived by her two daughters, Sarah (husband Anthony) Kaster of Oklahoma and Melissa Beckel of Elwood; a beloved granddaughter, Zoella Beckel, siblings Dennis (wife Gail) Gardner of Tennessee, Mack Gardner of Elwood, Anita Gardner Pierce of Elwood, and Dwayne Gardner of Windfall, boyfriend Mike Howard, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Teela was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Sarah Gardner.
A memorial service to honor Teela's life will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Dunnichay Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 5pm to 7pm on Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dunnichay Funeral Home to help offset unexpected expenses.
Online condolences can be given at www.dunnichayfuneralhome.com
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