Obituaries detail

Terri Lyn Neufeld

August 31, 1959 – April 26, 2021

 

Terri Lyn Neufeld, age 61, died peacefully at home on the evening of April 26, 2021, after a nearly four year battle with progressive supranuclear palsy. She was born Terri Lyn Weese to Diane (Stratton) and Gary Weese, in Kansas City, MO. She grew up in Overland Park, attending Milburn Jr. High and Shawnee Mission North High School. While at North, she was an excellent student, being active in student congress, becoming a member of the National Honor Society, and lettering in tennis. It was at North where she met and started dating her future husband, Tim. After graduation, she attended DePauw University, was a member of Alpha Phi sorority, earned a bachelor’s degree in art education and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

 

Terri and Tim were married in June of 1980. While Tim was in his medical training at the University of Kansas Medical Center, they started their family, having their three wonderful children, Christopher, Lauren, and Courtenay. After the end of Tim’s medical training, they took up residence in Lexington, KY. While supporting Tim starting his medical practice, and raising three children, she went to law school at the University of Kentucky, in Lexington, graduating with a Juris Doctor in 1995. Shortly thereafter, they moved back to Kansas City, residing in Overland Park ever since. She passed the bar in both Kansas and Missouri, and worked off and on for 10 years as a clerk/research attorney at the Missouri Court of Appeals in Kansas City. 

 

By the time she finished working at the court, she took up golf. She would deny it, but she became a rather avid golfer. She was a founding member of the Nicklaus Golf Club at Lionsgate, served on the board there for six years, and held multiple positions including president of the Ladies Golf Association. She won three women’s club championships, two couple’s club championships and had three holes-in-one.

 

Her favorite activities included taking trips, whether going hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park, going on couple’s golf trips, seeking out new favorites in California wine country, enjoying the beaches, food, and wine in St. Barth’s, and enjoying many, many trips to Hilton Head. She was tremendously difficult to beat in Scrabble or music trivia. She enjoyed gardening, painting, attending concerts, and Jayhawk basketball games.

 

She most enjoyed being surrounded by her children, their spouses, and four lovely grandchildren. Their laughter and energy brought her smiles and comfort as her health declined.  She and Tim celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary last summer, as able, with family and video messages.

 

She is survived by her husband of 40 years and soul mate of 45 years, Tim Neufeld, children, (spouses), and grandchildren, Christopher (Caroline) Neufeld of San Diego, CA, Lauren (Steven) Fallon, Savannah and Norah, of Overland Park, KS and Courtenay (Andrew) Davis, Penny and Murray, of Mission Hills, KS.  She is also survived by her brother Mark (Laura) Weese, Ryan, Maria, of Olathe. She is pre-deceased by both her parents, Diane Lynn Crosby, and Gary Weese, as well as her step father, R. Lee Crosby. The family will have a private celebration of life.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CurePSP at https://www.psp.org/iwanttohelp/ways-to-give/

Condolences

Kerry Fallon Apr 27 ,2021

Extended family ,Gloucester ,Virginia

I can't wrap my head around this. My heart aches for the whole family. What a hole she leaves in every heart she touched. I am so very sorry. You are all in my prayers. -Kerry

Denise Higgs Apr 27 ,2021

Friend and neighbor ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Tim and family. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your wife, Teri. She was always so fun and talk with at the club events we attended. My condolences to you and your family! Sincerely, Mike and Denise Higgs and family

Susan and Ric Matheis Apr 28 ,2021

Nicklaus Golf Club ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Tim and Family: We are so very sorry for your loss. Susan and Ric

Larry & Laurie Scheer Apr 28 ,2021

Friend ,Scottsdale ,Arizona

Our sincerest condolences to the Neufeld family. Great memories of those Tuesday afternoon golf outings.

Ellen Burris Apr 28 ,2021

fellow golfer ,Overland Prk ,Kansas

Our heart and prayers go out to you and your family Tim. I so enjoyed golfing with Terri over the years. May you always remember her laugh and the feel of her arms around you. It's not goodbye but so long for now. Fondly, Ellen & Bob Burris

Mike & Lucy McHugh Apr 28 ,2021

golfing friends ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Tim - we are so sorry for your loss. Our sincere condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. We will remember Terri as a true competitor at golf and a wonderful, caring person. Rest in peace, Terri - love, Lucy & Mike

William F Nelson Apr 28 ,2021

Friend of Craig and Kurt Brandt ,Northfield ,Minnesota

Tim; Know that I am thinking of you often, and family, especially Chris, Steve, and Andy. What a great family. My heartfelt condolences. Take care of each other.

Mary & Fred Watson Apr 28 ,2021

Friend ,Leawood ,Kansas

Terri was a great person who seemed to accomplish whatever she set as a goal. She was a person we were glad to know!

Jim DeVinck Apr 29 ,2021

Friend ,Edina ,Minnesota

My thoughts are with you during this sad and difficult time.

Julie Farrell Apr 30 ,2021

Friend and Fellow Golfer ,Village of Loch Lloyd ,Missouri

We are so sorry to hear of Terri’s passing and praying for comfort for Tim and the entire family. She was certainly taken too young and will be missed by all. My favorite memory is your “date” nights up at the club, the time you two spent together was an inspiration to us all. Take care! Julie and Jeff Farrell