Teresa Rahn, age 72 of Byrdstown, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at her home.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, February 11, 2020 at 2:00 PM at the Jennings Funeral Home Chapel in Jamestown.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 11, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the Jennings Funeral Home Chapel in Jamestown.
Teresa was born March 18, 1948 in Kearney, Nebraska to Charles Ashton Shafer and Naomi Ruth (Smith) Shafer. Teresa and Myron met in their 30's and got married in Tuscola, Illinois. She worked two jobs to put herself through nursing school and graduated Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois. She specialized in ICU work at a hospital in Bloomington, Illinois and later acquired an administrative position as an Infection Control Nurse at Carle Hospital in Urbana, Illinois. Teresa was an avid dog lover and rescued many over the years. She was also a master crafter and created many beautiful keepsakes for her family and friends. In 2009, Myron and Teresa moved to Tennessee. It is hard to live in Tennessee and not be a nature lover! She enjoyed visiting auctions and flea markets all over the state and Myron mentioned that when she wanted to go, he just planned on being there all day! She loved collecting antiques and she was an excellent cook and helped fatten the whole family up with her many fine dinners. Teresa was a member of the Pleasant View United Baptist Church. She was a strong and resilient woman and a great example of passion and personal strength, facing challenges and overcoming misfortune. She will be missed very much!
Teresa is survived by her:
Husband, Myron Andrew Rahn II
Children, Amy Jean Wright
Mona Diane Wright
Gary Thomas Wright
Step children, Myron Andrew Rahn, III
Shannon LaClair Rahn
8 Grandchildren, Marcel Simmons
Avery Jay Wright
Chance Michael Hyatt
Ashton Jordan Hyatt
David Alexander Wood
Oma Grace Wood
2 Step Grandchildren, Sydney Rahn
3 Great Grandchildren, Ethan Benjamin Simmons
Eren Nicholas Simmons
Brother, William Charles Shafer
Sisters, Lorre Jo Shafer
Charla Jean Shafer Leech
Nephews, Charles Zebulon Leech
William Paul Shafer
A host of other family and friends
She is preceded in death by her:
Daughter, Kelly Jo (Wright) Wood
Parents, Charles Ashton & Naomi Ruth (Smith) Shafer
Cousin, Jimmie Wayne Smith
Sister-in-law, Angela Shafer
Jennings Funeral Homes of Jamestown is in charge of services for Teresa Rahn of Byrdstown.
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