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Teresa "Terri" (Copley) Smithers

March 27, 1952 ~ June 23, 2020 (age 68)


Teresa Ann “Terri” Smithers passed away June 23, 2020 at her home in Tecumseh, Nebraska.  She was born to Donald and Virginia (Schroeder) Copley on March 27, 1952 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Terri attended Syracuse Public Schools, graduating with the Class of 1971.  Terri worked for her parents for fifteen years in their family businesses, at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home and also Dollar General in Tecumseh until retiring in 2009.

She was united in marriage to Daniel Smithers on July 13, 1998.  Dan passed away August 17, 2013.

In her spare time, Terri enjoyed reading, writing, doing crossword puzzles and watching television, especially the History and Christian channels.  She loved to keep in touch with her family and friends by phone.  Terri loved music and listening to hymns and other music. 

Terri is survived by her daughter, Traci Johnson and husband Gary of Bellevue,  Dan’s children, Danielle, Danny and Denice, grandsons, Addison and Kyler, brother, Bill Copley and wife Brenda of Syracuse, sister, Anita Schomerus and husband Lynn of Unadilla, aunt and uncle, Nancy and Richard Christensen of Bennet, special friends, Larry Yates and Marjorie Berg of Tecumseh, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Dan Smithers.

Private Family Graveside services will be held at the Park Hill Cemetery, Syracuse, Nebraska with Pastor Hugh Giesbrecht officiating.

Visitation will be held Friday, June 26, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Wherry Mortuary in Tecumseh, Nebraska.

Memorials may go to the family’s choice. 

Interment will be in the Park Hill Cemetery, Syracuse, Nebraska.

Online condolences may be left @ www.wherrymortuary.com.

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June 26, 2020

9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Wherry Mortuary, Tecumseh
202 N. 3rd Street
Tecumseh, NE 68450

Graveside Service
June 27, 2020

2:00 PM
Park Hill Cemetery, Nebraska, Syracuse
Syracuse, NE 68446

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