Terri L. “TT” VanKlaveren, of Colona, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at her residence surrounded by her family. A memorial service was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2020, at Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory – Geneseo Chapel. Reverend Michael McBride officiated. A private inurnment was held at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials may be directed to the Henry County Humane Society – Geneseo.
Terri was born April 12, 1957, the daughter of Everett and Beverly Francis, in Moline, IL. She graduated from Geneseo High School. On June 14, 1975, she married Michael VanKlaveren in Colona, IL. Prior to Terri and Mike moving to Florida, she worked for Village Florist and was a court appointed specialist for Judge Clark Barnes, as a youth advocate. And was also a massage therapist in Geneseo for several years. While living in Florida, Terri was a cooking teacher for the Young Chefs Academy of North Port, Florida. She volunteered at Mote Marina Aquarium in Sarasota, FL, helping attend to the sea turtles. She enjoyed gardening and raising chickens, but especially loved her dogs.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband Mike; her brother Mike (Diane) Francis, Milan, IL; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; sisters-in-law, Gloria (Terry) Gates, Silvis, IL, and Arlene Hawkinson, Colona, IL; and brother-in-law, Butch (Connie) VanKlaveren, Davenport, IA; ”sister” Julie Benson, Colona, IL
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her son Chad VanKlaveren, in 1995. For those wishing to leave a message of sympathy please visit www.vandemorefuneralhome.com.