Teresa Diane (Wilson) Treanor

Teresa Diane (Wilson) Treanor was born to Wiley and Maria Wilson on August 17, 1956. Wife to Michael Treanor, mother to Lauren Parson-Ostrow (Sean), Connor Treanor (Angie) and Christopher Treanor (Claire) and grandmother to Henry, Avery & Carlin. Sister, and friend, and caretaker of many, Teresa grew up in Lawrence, attending Woodlawn Elementary, Central Junior High and Lawrence High School, where she was a baton twirler, and attended the University of Kansas. Teresa spent her adult life at making the world a prettier place. Through her smile and warmth for others, her beautiful artwork and magical paintings you can see her gift everywhere around Lawrence. She was a huge advocate for others suffering from mental health issues and trauma to seek help and guided many on their paths to recovery. Her need to help & foster her family and others was never ending.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to the Teresa Treanor Memorial Fund at either the Ballard Center or the Bert Nash Community Health Center, to continue Teresa’s passion and legacy of making the world a better place.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 5:00 pm, preceded by a casual gathering of friends and family from 3:30 – 5:00 on September 29, 2019 at the Lawrence Arts Center (940 New Hampshire).

Messages & Condolences

From Carol Dobbins...

My heart is still saddened to think of your loss. Theresa was a dear soul. She loved her family so. Her day of celebration was lovely. She will be missed by many and loved forever.

From Sherry Gavito...

I was so sorry to hear of Teresa’s passing. I greatly admired her artistic talent and saw expressed in her art the love for beauty, serenity, and majesty of nature. She captured and portrayed these aspects well, and I’m sure these were a reflection of her inner self.

Our deepest sympathy.

From Debbie Laurent...

Mike and family, My deepest sympathy to you in this very difficult time. Even though I wasn’t able to be there yesterday, you were in my thoughts and prayers. Teresa will be deeply missed by everyone she touched. Thoughts and prayers.

From Michelle Hack...

Such sad news. Teresa was such a beautiful person and soul. Much love and peace to you all…

From Thomas Goetz...

To Mike and family. I am very sorry to hear about Teresa‘s death. She touched my heart deeply and I’m sure the same goes for many people. She was an especially precious person and will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you on this very solemn day. Peace be with you.

From Danny Vantuyl...

What began as a lady with a T-bird that would’t seem to fit in the garage so well, led to knowing a great caring person that I’m proud to have been able to call a friend. Teresa always offered such kind and yet funny words. I was fortunate enough to get to truly know her recently and will never forget her and the difference she made. My heartfelt condolences to Mike, Lauren and family. May you now Rest In Peace Teresa.

From Patty Baxter...

Mike, Lauren and family, I am sorry for your loss. Teresa was such a wonderful and talented women. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

From Ernesto Hodison...

Mike and family, my sincere condolences in your loss. I pray for God’s comfort and peace on you all.

From Karen Lubinski...

Mike and family my sympathy to you all for your loss. Thoughts, Prayers and Hugs to you all.

From Pamela Hermes Terrones...

Teresa will always be remembered as a beautiful person. God obviously needed another angel.

From Chuck Croghan...

To Mike and his family we send our sincere condolences for your loss of Teresa. Peace be with you.

From Todd Fender and family...

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Treanor family she will be truly missed

From Debi Waggoner...

Mike & Family,
Keeping you in my prayers during this time of loss.

From Susie Case...

She was Always A Ray of Light!

From Dayle Gregg Hodges...

My most sincere condolences to all who loved Teresa. Prayers for peace.

From Miles Schnaer...

Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you Mike and Family at this time. We will not be able to be with you on Sunday but wanted you to know that we are sorry!
Miles and Paula Schnaer, and your friends at Crown Automotive

From Julia (Gregg) Ingrassia...

My heart, prayers and thoughts are with all of Teresa’s family, we knew each other from the days of petticoats and special new hats for Easter, attended school together – always, from Woodlawn right on up, and of course the fun ALL of us had in Marching Band. She was fun, funny and she was so charming, Teresa was “real” and that showed with her beautiful art. God be with each and every one, family and friends, and – friends that became family through years of adventures.. Many prayers.

From Linda and Dave Aikins...

Teresa was one of my first and best friends when I moved to Lawrence. I was fortunate to run into her here and there, and was always just thrilled to see that huge smile and warm hug. She leaves a big hole in our community that is now filled with her art. God bless.

From Gary Tollefson...

Michael and family, It is with a heavy heart that I offer my condolences to your family…Teresa worked with me at Don’s Speed Shop in Lawrence, back in the day…we became great friends through work and weekends boating…I simply loved that gal from the day we met…she was so much fun to be around, and always brought laughter to the group…one of the most beautiful gals any one could ever meet…may you and your family seek and find the peace that passes all understanding, found only in Christ, and may He be your strength, as you struggle through this difficult time…she was the best !!

From Joel Rife...

Teresa came up to me recently at our 45th reunion to talk and a picture of it is on both of our FB pages. I wish now I had gotten up and given her a big hug. We went out on a few dates in our high school years. She was a very brave and beautiful human being inside and out. There’s a better home awaitin’ Teresa. You are there now.

From David and Nancy Lahm...

Sorry to learn of Teresa’s passing. Deepest sympathy to her family.

From Steven L. George...

I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences.

From Lori Farmer...

I’m so sorry to hear about Teresa. I’ll keep your family in my prayers.

From Susie Rockhold...

Teresa was so beautiful and kind to me growing up in North Lawrence, thank you for being so kind, and sparky!

From Bob & Beth Wilson...

Rest in peace dear Cousin. You were loved and will be missed by many.

From Norman Barr...

She was such a kind and caring person so sorry to hear of her passing.

From The Robarge Family...

Our heartfelt thoughts go out to your family in this time of sorrow. May the passage of time bring healing and peace.

From Tim Reynolds...

Kathy and I are very sorry for your loss. While we did not really know Teresa well, we know that she will be truly missed. Words can never take away pain, but know that we are thinking of the Treanor family.

From Mr. Kim R. Wrench...

My sincere sympathy to you all. I went to school with Teresa and was a member of the 1974 graduating class of Lawrence High. Teresa was a very warm and kind person. The world truly is left a better place because of her.

Sincerely,
Mr. Kim R. Wrench

From Mikell Adams...

My heart is heavy at the news of Teresa’s passing. She was a warrior for others and will missed deeply. Condolences to all who loved her.

From Sean Williams...

The news brings a blanket of sadness – she will be remembered for her bright attitude and kindness, her pretty smile, and her willingness to help. She was fun to be around during school days and band trips and her expertise at cards will remain one of my treasured memories from youth. Love to family and other friends – I wish you my respectful condolences.

From Robin Gingerich...

I am so very sorry to hear of Teresa’s death. I will be holding you all close to my heart as you move through this journey.

From Philip Hodson...

TW was just a good gal . Mighty sad to hear of her passing … sad.

From Tracy Rose...

Much love and strength to everyone in the family. My sympathy. Her spirit and love with shine through each of you.

From S. Kirk Vincnet...

Sorry to learn of Teresa’s passing. I made her acquaintance several years ago and found her to be a very nice person. We will all miss her.

From Sue Davis McDaniel...

My deepest sympathy to all. So very sorry for your loss.
Hugs and prayers…..

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