Teresa Josephine Kneier Caldwell, our Daughter, Mother, Sister, Aunt and friend, died at age 50 on the morning of October 1, 2021 (the Feast of St. Therese of Lisieux, the little flower). Thankfully, she breathed her last while we held her hand. We will love and miss her dearly. Teresa is the youngest of four and the mother of two. Teresa’s love of life was simple with intentions of gold. No mother threw better birthday parties, and lunch lady land won’t be the same. All animals were drawn to her with good reason. Stray dogs and cats weren’t homeless upon meeting Teresa. As for horses, she didn’t simply whisper, they had complete conversations. Teresa left behind her mother, Juanita Myers Kneier (aka “Mam”); two children, Nate Caldwell and Caitlin Caldwell; two brothers Jack Kneier, Jr (Robin Kneier, Payton Kneier) and Matt Kneier (Susan Armstrong); and her sister, Kimberly Kneier (Charles Carter). Teresa was preceded in death by her beloved father and biggest cheerleader, Jack Kneier, Sr. (aka “Pap”).
A private graveside service will be held for immediate and extended family only. (Out of respect for loved ones who are seniors or who have underlying conditions, masks and social distancing are appreciated.) Notification of a public celebration of life will be posted at a future date. To live stream the service and for additional information including tributes, please visit the Patton Funeral Home link at: https://www.pattonfuneralhome1962.com
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