Theresa “Terri” Marie Birch

Funeral services for Theresa “Terri” Marie Birch, 49, Lawrence were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 21, 2014 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery. She passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014 at her home.

Theresa was born September 20, 1965 in Burbank, California, the daughter of James John and Shirley Ann (Cardot) Randtke. She married Brian Keith Birch on October 4, 1986, in Lawrence. He preceded her in death on December 29, 1987. She was also preceded in death by her father on April 10, 1991.

She was a member of Heritage Baptist Church in Lawrence, and was active for many years in church’s missions, prison, and evangelism ministries, and most especially the church’s bus, Sunday school, and children’s church ministries.

She attended the State University of New York at Brockport, Evangel College (Springfield, Missouri), and the University of Kansas. She worked as a clerk at Wal-Mart, as an office assistant at the University of Kansas from 1992-1997, and for a short time at Kohl’s Department Store in Lawrence.

Survivors include her mother, Lawrence; brother, Stephen J. (Jessie L.) Randtke, Lawrence; sister, Anne Marie Bush, Springfield, Missouri; twin sister, Margaret Marie Randtke, Salinas, California; and in-laws Paul K. and Gloria L. Birch, P. Victor Birch, and Judy G. King (Lawrence), and E. Keith Birch (Terrell, Texas).

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Heritage Baptist Church or Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

4 Condolences

  1. Jennifer (Otto) Brenner on November 23, 2014 at 8:27 am

    May my dear cousin from my childhood rest in peace. Deepest condolences to Aunt Shirley and the rest of the family. With Love, Jenny

  2. Leslie (Otto) Schultz on November 23, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Holding you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Leslie and Jere

  3. Matt Otto on November 23, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Rest in peace little cousin, my thoughts and prayers go out to Aunt Shirley, and cousins Steve, Annie, and Margaret.

  4. Sheryl Henry on November 23, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Dear Stephen, Jessie and Family,
    We send our sympathies to you during this sad time.
    Sheryl and Rodger Henry

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