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Terri Lynn Thornbrugh, Age: 55
May 11, 1967 - Jan 15, 2023

Terri Thornbrugh of Smithville   May 11, 1967 - January 15, 2023
Terri Lynn (Staggs) Thornbrugh, 55 of Smithville, passed away January 15, 2023. Terri was born on May 11, 1967, in Kansas City, Missouri to Jerry M. and Betty (Tunks) Staggs. She grew up in Kansas City, Missouri until moving to Lee’s Summit, Missouri.
She graduated from Lee’s Summit High School in 1985. Following the completion of High School Terri attended Northwest Missouri State University where she studied business. In 1989 Terri received a Bachelor of Science degree in office administration from Northwest Missouri State University. Shortly following graduation, she secured a job at Ernst & Young in Kansas City, Missouri. On December 15, 1999, she was united in marriage to Patrick Wayne Thornbrugh. They lived in the Kansas City, MO area for four years. Then they moved to Yuma Arizona when Patrick was hired with the Federal Government. They spent four years living in East Yuma, Arizona, before returning to the Kansas City area and moving to Smithville, MO in 2007. Terri really enjoyed her work at WireCo in Prairie Village, KS as a Senior Executive Assistant for meetings and event planning and worked with them for over 10 years. Terri’s favorite past time was photography and trip planning. She also enjoyed boating and spending time on the water at Smithville Lake.
Terri is survived by her husband Patrick Wayne of Smithville and their two children: Jared Thornbrugh of Fort Rucker, Alabama and Tara Thornbrugh of Maryville, Missouri.  She is preceded in death by her parents.
A Celebration of life will be held at the Cornwell building in Smithville at 2:00 pm Saturday January 21, 2023 at 116 North Bridge Street, Smithville, MO.
Memorials are suggested to for Susan G. Komen and the fight to help end breast cancer

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Celebration of Life
Cornwell Building
116 North Bridge Street
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Date of Service:
Jan 21, 2023
Time of Service:
02:00 PM
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Glee Morris Jan 18, 2023

Cousin ,Longmont ,Colorado

Pat, Jared, Tara, I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. She was always nice, fun, and funny with me. She will be missed!

Jacqueline Kealy Jan 19, 2023

Colleague ,New York ,New York

I am so very sorry to hear of Terri's passing, we worked together for many years at WireCo/ Paine Schwartz. She was exceptional at her job and as a colleague. Deepest sympathies to Patrick Wayne, Jared and Tara. Rest in peace Terri, I will miss you. Jacqueline

John Strauss Jan 19, 2023

Friend / Classmate at NWMSU ,Tempe ,Arizona

I am so sorry to hear this news. Terri was always such a sweet person and this world is a less bright place without her. My heartfelt condolences go out to her husband and children. May she rest in peace.

Jan (Sanders) Doherty Jan 19, 2023

Terri and I met in Jr. High School and remained friends through High School. I remember when she would pick me up in her little red car and she always had the music going and would dance all the way to our destination. I am very sorry for your loss, praying for healing for your family. The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalms 34:18 Sincerely, Jan

Jose Gramaxo Jan 20, 2023

Colleague ,Portugal

Our hearts are saddened by the loss of Terri Thornbrugh, a thoughtful and dedicated colleague. Our thoughts are with her loved ones. On behalf of the entire Portuguese team, please accept our deepest sympathies. José Gramaxo, President Lankhorst Euronete Portugal | WireCo Portugal

José Arteiro Jan 20, 2023

Colleague ,Portugal

Our condolences for the loss of your loved one, Terri Thornbrugh. Our hearts go out to you during this time of sorrow. With deepest sympathy from HR Portugal colleagues, José Arteiro, Raquel Araújo, Paula Oliveira, António José, Mariana Torres, António Cardoso, Ana Pinto and Alexandra Bessa

Shelley Miller Jan 20, 2023

I am so sorry for your loss. Terri was very kindhearted and a dedicated co-worker. May your fond memories bring you comfort. Prayers for all.