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Teresa Kay Whitaker


Teresa Kay Whitaker, 68, of Kimball died Saturday October 22nd at her home. Her memorial service will be held on Saturday October 29, 2016 at 10:30am at New Hope Assembly of God Church with Pastor Barry Johnson officiating. In honor of her love for Disney please feel free to join the family in wearing Disney attire. At her request, cremation has taken place. Friends may visit http://www.cantrellfh.com to leave messages of sympathy for the family. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the family at 409 N Chestnut St. Kimball Ne 69145. The cremation services have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home.

Teresa was born September 14, 1948 in Scottsbluff Nebraska to the late Donald and Clara (Abbott) Barr. She spent her childhood in Scottsbluff with her sisters Sandra and Donna. She married Timothy Fowlkes in 1965, and was blessed with two children, Kim and Kevin. In 1974 she married, the love of her life, Tom Whitaker and was blessed with two additional children Kandi and Kellie. While her children were young she devoted her time to them. As they grew older she was employed at the Kimball County Manor where she spent 25 dedicated years.

If you knew Teresa well you knew she had an energetic and determined personality. If she set her mind to something you should probably help or simply get out of her way, she had an iron will. If she considered you to be family or a friend you knew that no matter what, she was in your corner and had your back. She was committed to her family and despite the trials, hardships and losses of life she stayed the course - One might have considered her a tough old bird.

She had numerous passions in life - her children, grandchildren, gardening, gambling, shopping, and Disney - not necessarily in that order.

Teresa is survived by her daughters Kim (Steve) Wood, Kandi (Rick) Weinbender and son Kevin (Anessa). Her sisters Sandra (Richard) Greene, Donna Baird. Grandchildren Shalea, Allen, Adieline, Jessica, Josh, Matt, Maddy, Berlin, Nachelle and Taneal as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents; parents; 2 nieces; her husband, Tom; and her beloved daughter, Kellie.


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