Teal Languell

Sunday, June 29, 2003

Teal Jacob Languell of Cape Girardeau died June 28, 2003, at Chateau Girardeau.

He was born June 20, 1898, in the Burr community of Ripley County, son of Jacob and Sarah Spencer Languell.

Mr. Languell married Jane Kennon on Feb. 5, 1927. She died Sept. 27, 1971. He later married Hazel Ponder, who died Dec. 24, 1985.

He worked in the oil fields during Oklahoma's oil boom, then farmed in Ripley County until 1943. During World War II, he was employed on the Big Inch Pipeline in Oran, Mo. He then became a pipeline inspector for Brown and Root Corp. in Southern and Northeastern United States. He retired to a farm in Ripley County until moving to Cape Girardeau in 1971.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Hannah and Finley Maddox of Cape Girardeau; two grandsons, Dr. Mark Maddox of Kansas City, Mo., and Kent Maddox of New York City; Kent's two daughters, Alysse and Miranda; stepsons Jerry Ponder of Mason, Texas, and Larry Ponder of Doniphan, Mo.; stepdaughters Elaine Halcomb of Cape Girardeau and Ramona Brown of Doniphan; a sister, Golden McPheeters of Doniphan; a brother, Odes Dalton of Gatewood; and 10 step-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 30, at Edwards Funeral Home Inc. in Doniphan with visitation starting at 9 a.m. Burial will be in the Johnston Chapel Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Johnston Chapel Cemetery.