Submitted by Melva Taylor
The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois
November 14, 1955 - Monday, pg 3 col 2
RALPH LEROY TEACH
Ralph L. Teach Rites Conducted On Monday Afternoon at Church
Tampico: - Funeral services for Ralph LeRoy Teach, 67, who died at Community General Hospital, Nov. 11, where he had been a patient for one week, were held Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Tampico Methodist Church, the Rev. Stockton Swaney, pastor of the Tampico Church assisted the Rev. Hollis Wharton, pastor of the Walnut Methodist church, officiating. Burial was in the Tampico Memorial Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Michael Donnelly, Bernard Staelens, Harry Hurd Jr., Temple Myer, Kermit Branson and Willard Hunter.
In charge of the flowers were Mrs. Francis Westemeier and Mrs. LeRoy Kelly, Mrs. Everett Renkes sang the "Lord's Prayer," and "Abide With Me," accompanied by Mrs. Ivin Bishop.
Ralph Teach was born in Tampico, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Teach. He was reared and educated in Tampico and lived in this vicinity most of his life. He was the owner and operator of a tavern here for several years. He was married to Ethel Sperry Scott in Decembeer 1939 at Clinton, Ia.
Survivors are his widow, two sons, Gordon of Chicago, and Jack of Shreveport, La.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gladys and one son Donald, his parents; three brothers and two sisters.