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Mary “Terese” Bertini

Mary “Terese” Bertini, age 69, of Kissee Mills, Missouri, passed away November 30, 2019, in Branson, Missouri. Terese was born October 24, 1950, in Springfield, Missouri to William and Mabel (Buckner) Carter. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.


Terese Bertini

During her working years, Terese was a contract specialist for Bureau of Land Management in Alaska for over 20 years. With an adventurous spirit, Terese was often found fishing, playing piano, and appreciating the beauty of nature. She loved her dog “Baby” and especially loved her grandkids. Her giving, generous heart leaves a legacy for generations to come. May others find peace in her memories.


She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Brian Sturbenz; and a brother, Kelly Carter.


Terese is survived by her daughter, Shellie Stevens and her significant other Ashley Johnson of Barre, Vermont; a son, Shane Bertini of Kissee Mills, Missouri; eight grandchildren: Joshua, Danielle, Jennie, Willie, Cadence, Abiline, Ryen and Elizabeth; a great granddaughter, Harper; a sister, Sunny Day Harmon-Wiersman of Springfield, Missouri; and lifelong friend: Janet Sherman and husband Pat of Springfield, Missouri, and her best friend Lois Kirk of Kissee Mills, Missouri.


A celebration of life will be held this spring with burial in Brown Cemetery to follow. Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Taney County Fire Department. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.cremationsoftheozarks.com.

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