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.