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Teresa "Kay" Kathleen (Fitzmaurice) Terhune

Thursday, August 8, 2013
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM
Breit-Hawkins Funeral Home
1010 Highway 71 South
Savannah, MO 64485

Friday, August 9, 2013
10:30 AM
St. Rosa of Lima Catholic Church
Savannah, MO 64485

Special Services:
Rosary at 6:00 PM at the Funeral Home

Teresa K. Terhune
Teresa Kathleen “Kay” (Fitzmaurice) Terhune of Savannah passed away unexpectedly Sunday, August 4, at Heartland Regional Medical Center. Kay was born June 21, 1936, the youngest child of Michael and Teresa (Hartnett) Fitzmaurice of Forest City, MO. On April 14, 1956, Kay married her sweetheart, Franklin Terhune, also of Forest City. Together, they raised six children, spending most of those years in Savannah, MO. Kay is survived by her husband of 57 years, Frank, and children: Jan Terhune, Tampa, FL; Shane Terhune and fiancée, Shelley Hollingsworth, Savannah; Michelle Terhune, Kirksville, MO and Goce, Slovenia; Regina Terhune Knott and husband, Rodney, Coffey, MO; Traci Terhune Stiles and husband, Michael, Columbia, MO, and; Joshua Terhune and wife, Molly, Kansas City, MO. Kay is also survived by nine grandchildren: Shauna Clark of Donalsonville, GA; Erin Clark and fiancé, Garrett Gajdusek, Tampa; Chelsea Terhune and Mason Becker, Savannah; Katie and Justin Hughes, St. Joseph; Jessica Knott and Carl Sullenger, Cameron, MO; Danan and Paige Knott, Coffey; Gillian and Elisabeth Stiles, Columbia; Ellie Terhune, Kansas City, and; Rick, Mike and Chas Klosicki, Tampa Bay area. Great grandchildren are: Cleighton and Madison Decker and Logan Collins of Donalsonville, GA; Mason and Caelan McKinney, Savannah; Rowen Becker, Savannah, and Billy Wyatt, Cameron. Kay is also survived by one brother, Terry Fitzmaurice, and sister-in-law Pat Fitzmaurice, both of St. Joseph, and by dozens of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews who loved their “Aunt Kay.” She was preceded in death by: two grandchildren, Kellen Clark and Brooke McKinney; one brother, James Fitzmaurice; her sister, Colleen Fitzmaurice Sego; brother-in-law, Thomas Sego, and; sister-in-law, Eva Fitzmaurice. Kay was a bright and talented student at Forest City High School, active in sports, cheerleading, choir and band where she was a drummer and majorette. She graduated from Platte-Gard Business College and worked at Mead-Westab in St. Joseph as she and Frank started their years together. Throughout her life, and in between the arrival of six children over 22 years, Kay worked in Savannah at Light and Power, as a typesetter at the Savannah Reporter and as the secretary for St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. She also taught religious education classes at St. Rose and lent her beautiful soprano voice to the church choir for several years. But above all, Kay was a loving wife, mom, grandma and great-grandma. Family was the most important part of Kay’s life and family gatherings are frequent and common among the Fitzmaurice and Terhune clans. In fact, Kay served as secretary for the Fitzmaurice-Harnett reunions for several years in the 52-year history of these annual picnics. Along with Frank, Kay instilled in her children the values of family, honesty, dignity, independence, faith and love. She has been a special blessing to us as a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, mentor, colleague and friend. Kay touched so many lives in her special, quiet way, and each of us is better for it. A rosary will begin at 6 PM, Thursday, August 8, at Breit-Hawkins Funeral Home in Savannah, followed by a visitation at 6:30 to 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 AM, Friday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church followed by burial at Savannah Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Rose of Lima religious education fund and/or to the Heartland Cancer Treatment Center.

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