Teresa (Koch) Odell

Obituary
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Teresa (Koch) Odell was born on February 17, 1957, the first child of Delmar and Evelyn Koch in Hutchinson, KS. She passed away peacefully in the evening of Friday, November 23, 2018 surrounded by her four children. She graduated from Stormont-Vail School of Nursing in Topeka, KS in 1978. She had a 40 year career in healthcare as a Registered Nurse where she enjoyed mentoring nursing students, elder care, and hospice. She donated her body to research through Kansas University and will be cremated.



She is survived by her four children: Laura, Darren, Ryan, and Heather, five grandchildren: Henry, Derek, Dylan, Blake, and Griffin, and three siblings: Derek, Shari, and Mark.

There will be a Celebration of Life Memorial Service for her on Saturday, December 1st from 1-4 pm at the Delaware Street Commons - Common House, 1222 Delaware St. in Lawrence, KS.
Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Nov. 25, 2018