Darci D. Terneus, 46


Darci Denise Terneus, 46, of Raymond, died on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at 2:30 p.m. at her home, surrounded by her family.

Visitation will be held Saturday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Christian Church in Raymond. Funeral services will follow, beginning at 1 p.m. at the church with the Rev. David Ziegenbein officiating. Burial will be held at Asbury Cemetery in Raymond. CDC guidelines will be followed, including masks and social distancing. Hough Funeral Home in Raymond is assisting the family.

Mrs. Terneus was born Feb. 13, 1975, in Springfield, to Danny and Marcia (McLean) Rossi. She married John William Terneus on Oct. 23, 1999, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Farmersville, and he survives.

She graduated from the University of Illinois at Springfield with a degree in communications, then later completed her teaching credentials.

During her career, Mrs. Terneus was marketing coordinator for Andrews Engineering and Hanson Engineers. She taught third grade in the Panhandle School District for 15 years, and served on various committees, the parent teacher organization, the Panhandle Teachers Association, and was president of the Panhandle Education Association.

She served the Lord as a teacher for the Sunday School classes, as well as summer Vacation Bible School. She attended Pleasant Hill Christian Church.

Mrs. Terneus loved reading, scrapbooking, the beach, and especially spending time with her family and friends.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her parents of Raymond; children, Samuel and Lilly of Raymond; sister, Dana (Doug) Pitchford of Raymond; aunts and uncle, Fred and Sue Rossi of Raymond and Becky McLean of Quincy; in-laws, John Charles and Wendy (Webster) Terneus of Farmersville, Kristin and Desiree Farchione of Sturtevant, WI, and Jenna and Sean Miller of Esko, MN; nieces and nephews, Dade Pitchford and Desi Pitchford, both of Raymond, Addison Miller, Shelby Miller and Raylon Miller, all of Esko, MN; and several cousins.

Mrs. Terneus was preceded in death by her grandparents, Al and Lucille (Rossi) Seelbach, Francis and Melba Seelbach and Geneva McLean; and uncle, Denny McLean.

Memorials may be directed to the Panhandle Education Foundation. It was her dream to have an elementary library at Raymond Grade School.

Online condolences to the family may be left at www.houghfuneralhome.com.


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