Teresa Johanna Kirkendall

January 31, 1961March 26, 2019

Teresa Johanna Kirkendall, 58, of Lima passed away at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at her residence. She was born on January 31, 1961 in Lawton, Oklahoma to Raymond Richard and Emma Lou (Calvert) Ebisch and they preceded her in death. On June 21, 1993, she married Richard Kirkendall and he survives her.

Teresa is also survived by her children: Shannon ReNee Bennett Gooday of Lawton and Rachel Whitney Kirkendall Haven of Dayton; her siblings: Jerry and Kathie Ogle of Lawton, Pam Morrison of Lawton, Lisa and Doyle Harris of Red Oak, Texas; and a stepsister, Shirley, who precedes her in death. She also is survived by her grandchildren: Keidan, Blake and Jalynn Gooday; they truly meant the world to her.

Mrs. Kirkendall was employed by the Lima News as an inserter, operator and distribution. She was a 1978 graduate of MacArthur High School in Lawton, OK. She was a great cook, loved her family and her pets.

Per her request, she will be laid to rest in Oklahoma, funeral services to be determined at a future date. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions can be made to any pet rescue facility of your choice. Online condolences can be made at


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