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Terri Lea Kingsbury (January 18, 1960 - June 8, 2018)

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Terri Lea (Beckmann) Kingsbury, age 58, passed away Friday, June 8th, 2018, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.


Terri was born January 18, 1960 in Smith Center, KS, the daughter of Ike and Lula (Snedden) Beckmann, the third of three daughters. She attended school in Smith Center and graduated from High School in 1978.


Terri was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, David Max Kingsbury, on June 10th, 1978 at the United Methodist Church in Smith Center. To this union four children were born, Megan Marie, Katie Jean, Kimberly Lea, and Jared David. They made their home on a small farm north of Smith Center. Terri was a supportive bookkeeper for Kingsbury Plumbing and Trenching, as well as a wonderful mother and wife. Later, she found her calling in caring for others and Graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1999 with an Associates of Science Degree in Nursing.


Terri’s greatest accomplishment was becoming a Grandma. Terri and David enjoyed camping at the lake, snowmobiling trips to the mountains, and everything that involved family and grandkids. On their 27th wedding anniversary, David left this earth after a hard fight with cancer.


Not expecting to find love twice in her life, Terri was blessed when she fell in love with Justin Kline. He brought two children to the family. Justin and Terri enjoyed camping, target shooting, horses, and trail riding. Most of all they adored their grandchildren. They always lived by the motto, “The more the merrier!”


Terri continued to live life the to the fullest even after being diagnosed with cancer. When Lord called her name, she went peacefully. Terry was proceeded in death by her husband, David Kingsbury; her parents, Ike and Lula Beckmann; father and mother-in-law, Russell and Sharon Kingsbury; brother-in-law Walter (Bud) Meisel of Newton; and niece Aubrey Meisel Silva.


Survivors include three daughters: Megan (Jeff) Beikmann of Belleville, Katie (Jason) Grabast and Kimberly (AJ) Kuhlmann all of Smith Center; a son Jared (Ericka) Kingsbury of Smith Center; partner, Justin Kline of Smith Center, daughter by choice, Sabrina (Travis) Jones of Lebanon, and son by choice, Hunter Kline of Hillsboro; fifteen grandchildren, two sisters: Jolene (Jim) Luft of Lochbuie, CO and Susan Meisel of Newton; four sister-in-laws: Merry (Glen) VanderGiesen of Gaylord, Sue (Doug) Rippe of Osborne, Nancy (Dave) DeWester and Manda (Myron) Wanner all of Smith Center, and sister by choice Lynn Pickel of Smith Center, and numerous nieces and nephews.

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