Barbara Jean Teinert Studtmann joined the saints in heaven on January 22, 2023. She was born in Copperas Cove, Texas, on November 20, 1931, to John and Edna (Mickan) Teinert.
Her childhood was spent in the company of her extended family that lived in the area. She graduated from Giddings High School and attended Blinn College. In Giddings, she met Lutheran seminary student Robert Studtmann and on August 31, 1952, a hot Texas evening, they were married. Together they served Lutheran congregations in Texas, North Carolina, Kansas and Oklahoma. When Pastor Bob became Bishop in the AELC and ELCA synods she traveled with him to every congregation and was was vital to the communication and growth in these churches.
She was a loving mother to Steve, Nathan, and Elizabeth. She excelled at welcoming the stranger, gardening, quilting, sewing, cooking and all manner of lifting up family and friends. Practical, organized, efficient, down to earth, and loving all describe her. Her faith was unwavering.
She was preceded in death by her sister Betsy Koch; her husband Robert Studtmann, and her grandson James Studtmann.
She is survived by her sister Martha Cooley; her brother Clifford (Lynne) Teinert; her children Steve (Shonda) Studtmann, Nathan (Lisa) Studtmann, daughter Elizabeth (John) Steele; grandchildren Rebekka (Anthony) Coggins, Erin (Robert) Rasmussen, Jon (Tracey) Studtmann and Rachel Wery, and three great-grandchildren, Landon, Kaleb and Emi.
Her spirit is carried forth in the lives of those she touched.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. February 4, 2023, at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 3500 Bowie St., in Amarillo, Texas.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to:
The Texas Wendish Heritage Society
1011 County Road 212
Giddings, Texas 78942-5940
Or Lutheran World Relief
PO Box 17061
Baltimore, Maryland 21297-1061