Teri Ahders

Teri Ahders, 64, of Olathe, Kansas, passed away at home on July 12, 2012 after a long battle with cancer.  A Memorial Service will be held at 7pm on Wednesday, July 18 at the Wesley Chapel, United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, Leawood, KS with a reception to follow.  In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to Hospice Services at Olathe Health System.

She was born April 13, 1948 in Grand Forks, North Dakota. During the Vietnam War, Teri worked for the American Red Cross as a Field Director.  In 1975, she married the love of her life, Rich Ahders, in Omaha, Nebraska and they enjoyed 37 years of marriage.  Teri and Rich moved to the Kansas City area in 1982 where they raised their two children, Tim and Jill.  For the past 19 years, she has been employed at Olathe East High School.

Teri was preceded in death by her mother and father.  She is survived by her husband, Rich, her children and their spouses, Tim and Krystal Ahders, Prairie Village, Kansas and Jill and Don Calhoun, Olathe, Kansas, brother John (Nikki) Bathgate, Milaca, Minnesota, and beloved dog, Lucy.


  1. Carie Roth on July 23, 2012 at 10:19 am

    To Teri’s family…..I work at Olathe East as a para, and Teri has always been one of my favorite people to know there. She was welcoming when I first arrived, and was always encouraging, fun, and gracious, even as she worked at a very busy desk, and managed her illness. I am so very sorry that I was out of town and unable to attend her service. I will miss her greatly, and her corner of the office will not be the same without her. Please be assured of my prayers for your family as you journey through this season of grief.

  2. Jeremy and Melanie Tillman on July 19, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Dear Jill and Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Melanie and I regret not being able to make it back for the funeral, but I hope my mom and John made it and presented you with our condolences. This goes without saying, but your mom was a very warm and caring person who always strove to make the people around her happy. Those of us who remain here can only hope for such an endearing legacy. Please call us if you need anything. Your family will remain in our prayers.

  3. Patty Greenstreet on July 19, 2012 at 11:13 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Teri was a wonderful, caring woman and she will be truly missed. My prayers will remain with family and friends as they go through this difficult time.

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