Theresa M. Kirby
September 8, 1954 – May 11, 2022
Theresa Marie Kirby was born to Thomas and Beverly Mittermeier on September 8, 1954 in Omaha, Nebraska. She succumbed to pancreatic cancer on May 11, 2022 after a year-long battle, fighting to spend each remaining moment with those she held dear.
Theresa was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Mittermeier; father-in-law, Orville Kirby; mother-in-law, Olivette Kirby; and daughter, Theadra Love Kirby. She is survived by her husband, Eddie Lee; her children: Tricia Eckley (Larry), Andrea Foster (Brad), Matthew Kirby, and Antonette Kirby (Shawn); grandchildren: Shyanne, Shaun, Tommy, Kayden, Patrick, Londyn, Lily, Kennedy, and Brooklyn; great-grandchild, Wrenley; mother, Beverly Mittermeier; brother, Thomas Mittermeier (Cindy); sister-in-law, Lois Curtis (Rollin); brother-in-law, Kris Kirby (Lisa); many nieces and nephews.
Upon moving across the street, Theresa met Eddie Lee and they married on November 17, 1979. They built their life together at 54th & Franklin Street, where they raised their family. Theresa’s ambition took flight in the form of her in-home daycare, where she shaped the lives of countless children. Her commitment to her daycare was undeniable, and many of the families she worked with remain in contact today.
Theresa’s passion was not limited to her daycare, however. She also enjoyed creating a home she and her family could love, whether it was by digging her fingers into the garden bed or painting the walls. She spent her days guiding her children from behind the open kitchen window and continued supporting them each step of the way into adulthood, including each graduation, marriage, or addition to the family.
Theresa will forever be known for the impact she has had on those she loved. Her compassion for others, her strength through each and every challenge, and her love of Clorox will never be forgotten.
Family and friends are invited to join us in celebrating her life. VISITATION: Monday, May 16th from 5pm to 7:30pm at the West Center Chapel of Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler Mortuaries, 7805 W. Center Rd., with PRAYER SERVICE at 7:30pm. FUNERAL SERVICE: Tuesday, May 17th at 10am at Christ Community Church, 404 S. 108th Ave. Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park. Memorials will be directed by the family.
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