Teresa L. Vance

Teresa L. (Sinnings) Maples Vance, 49, of Norwood, Missouri, passed away on January 28, 2012 at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, Missouri, in the comfort of her loving daughters.

She was born in Loma Vista, California, on April 14, 1962, the daughter of Richard and Judy (Saunders) Sinnings. She resided in Kansas City, Missouri, from 1964 to 2010 when she retired to Mtn. Grove, Missouri.

Teresa attended Maple Woods Community College after high school and received her degree as a veterinary technician. She worked at Gladstone Animal Clinic for several years before returning to Maple Woods as a teacher. She was an avid reader and loved all animals. She enjoyed traveling and, most of all, being with family and friends.

Teresa was preceded in death by her father, Richard Sinnings.

She is survived by her daughters, Kassandra Maples of Tempe, Arizona, and Amanda Maples of Norwood; her mother, Judy Sinnings of Mtn. Grove, Missouri; her sisters, Kimberly Youssefi of Las Vegas, Nevada, Connie Sigman of Koshkonong, Missouri, and Michelle Sams of Mtn. Grove; as well as many other relatives and friends. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Services were at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at Whetstone Baptist Church with Jason Davis officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool, Missouri. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.

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