Terri was a 1975 graduate of Quincy High School. She worked as a registered nurse at Blessing Hospital and Quincy Medical Group. She loved spending time with grandchildren and taking care of her family and friends. If anybody ever needed anything, Terri was always the first one to offer her help. It was her great pleasure in life. She also enjoyed travel and gardening.
Terri was a member of Madison Park Christian Church.
In addition to her husband, Terri is survived by a daughter, Mackenzie (Logan) Kammerer of Quincy; two step-children, Jody (Cole) Turpin of LaBelle, MO, and Mitchell (fiancé Sara Dolbeare) Smith of Barry, IL; six grandchildren, Aria and Everly Kammerer, Tuff and Lily Turpin, Bradlee and Mikayla Smith; her mother, Shirley (Clifford) Plunk of Quincy; a brother, Bradley (Lois) Dickson of Quincy; a step-sister, Brenda (Richard) Martin of Fowler, IL; a step-brother, Tim (Laura) Plunk of Quincy and numerous nieces and nephews.
Terri was preceded in death by her father, James Dickson, and a sister, Rebecca, in infancy.
Services: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in Madison Park Christian Church, with Rev. Chuck Sackett officiating.
Burial: Private family burial will take place in Shiloh Cemetery, Plainville, IL
Visitation: Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.
Memorials: Madison Park Christian Church
We promised each other to write a date on the calendar and make it happen. Time between our visits was going too long. Of course it breaks my heart, knowing our "date" here on earth won't be happening - but I do know our date to spend eternity has already begun with her getting things ready.
Terri had such the gift of hostess. Always her table was set to make you feel special. The food was wonderful. The conversation flowed. She always served her heart and a bushel of love, no matter the occasion. How she graciously opened her home to us many times when we would be visiting from Texas. We still laughed after all these years, remembering the night Curt saved her from the bat that had found its way into her bedroom during the middle of the night. I look through photographs and see her helping to make our Nichalas/Amber's rehearsal dinner have that special touch she always gave to everything. And everyone.
Within my heart are tucked many conversations. I rejoice in remembering those we shared of our ABBA. She loved Him so. I am so thankful she lived long enough to see her family come into His arms. I am so thankful they will lean on Him during this time. My heart delights knowing her smile is ever present, as she is rejoicing nonstop with Him right now. I can just see her grinning ear to ear with that twinkle in her eye. She is Home.
If I allowed myself, thoughts of death could consume me. Scare me. Become my obsession. God tells me to meditate on His Word - day and night. He promises me I'll get where He wants me to go, if I stay focused on Him. Life isn't an easy journey. But, walking in Him there are blessings in all things, situations. I also receive strength and courage through Him.