Barbara T. Hanenfeld

July 18, 1932 - October 27, 2019
Barbara T. Hanenfeld


Barbara Teets Hanenfeld age 87, passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

She was born on July 18, 1932 the daughter of the late Philip Raymond Vlearbone and Pearl Anderson Vlearbone.

She was preceded in death by her husband Howard Messler Teets and second husband John Peter Hanenfeld  her daughter Jennie Lynn Teests Mathesius.

Barbara was a direct descendent of Capt. Jacob Anderson who was with George Washington at Valley Forge!

She was a graduate of Flemington New Jersey High School class of 1950.

Barbara was a member of Whitehouse New Jersey Rescue Squad for 15 years, volunteer.  Was an instructor for many schools in Red Cross and E.M.T. all volunteer.  New Jersey state chaplain for squad and a volunteer for Hunterdon Medical Center for 20 Years.

Always volunteering helping others in need.  A graduate of Flemington Choir school, past president of Pine Valley Country Club ladies golf association, Wilmington NC.  Was a member of American Golf Association, won 2 green jackets, Jekell Island Georgia and Sea Island , Georgia.

She traveled to over 10 countries as an E.M.T. with senior groups 2 weeks at a time!  England, Holland, Germany, Austria, Italy France and Greece as well as loved  playing bridge and belonged to many groups.

She is survived by 3 sons Larry Howard Teets, Kenneth Raymond Teets, Randy Arnold Teets ( wife Abgail ) of Florida.

Her daughter Tammy Lou Bartell ( Husband John ) of New Jersey and one stepson John Hanenfeld.

Grandchildren Nicole Teets Tavor ( Frank ) of North Carolina, Ryan Teets of Ohio, Jenna Mathesius, John C. Bartell, Olive R. Bartell and Nicklas Bartell of New Jersey.

Five Great-Grandchildren and a special Son – In -Law James Mathesius. Two Step-Grandchildren Nathen Hanenfeld and Sophie Hanenfeld of Deleware.

One Godchild Lt. Col. Janice Mchale.

No service planned at this time.

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  • October 30, 2019
    Frank says:
    There will always be a special place in my heart for this woman. Words can't describe the love she gave. Always be missed but not forgotten. Love you, GG. Your favorite grandson in law.

  • October 30, 2019
    Gerry Errdman says:
    Barbara was one of the special people I've known. She was always so gracious and cheerful. No matter what personal health issues she had, Barbara always asked about others, with a smile! I will miss her friendly presence at the bridge table. Rest in peace, Barbara.

  • November 01, 2019
    Shelli says:
    I have fond memories of my Step grandmother. We enjoyed visiting her in Wilmi grown when we were kids. We celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas in the same week that time. Ken, your daughter's and step daughters wish you and your siblings the best as you mourn the loss of your mother.