July 3, 1896 - November 6, 1983
|Mrs. Eda Pearl Cade was born in Scammon, Kansas, on July 3, 1896. Growing up as a Methodist, she became an Education Missionary and served in China for five years. On July 17, 1929, after a continual correspondence, Eva Pearl Cade was married to Reverend John George Gieck upon her return to the States. To this union one son was born, John Cade Gieck.
During their early-married life together Reverend and Mrs. Gieck served small churches in Arkansas. During World War II Reverend Gieck served as a Chaplain in the military. After the war, in 1948, he took an appointment at Waterproof, Louisiana. There Reverend and Mrs. Gieck’s ministry continued for the next ten years. The Giecks served the Heflin Charge and then retired from the Ida-Hosston Charge in 1964. Reverend and Mrs. Gieck moved to Ruston, Louisiana, for their retirement years where Reverend Gieck passed away in 1974
Mrs. Eda Gieck was most active in the churches that she and her husband served. Highly dedicated to Christian education she not only taught Sunday School classes, but on many occasions, preached and carried other ministerial duties due to her commission as a missionary.
Mrs. Gieck was extremely active at Grace United Methodist Church in Ruston with work in Education and the WSCS. She touched the lives of many people through the years with her humor, sensitivity for others, zest for life, and also had a very personal way of getting to the heart of any situation.
In 1980, Mrs. Gieck moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to be near her son, John. On November 6, 1983, death came to Mrs. Eda Cade Gieck and she was returned to Ruston for her final resting place next to her beloved husband.
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1984, p. 202 By James H. Humphrey|