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Teri J. Vinson

December 11, 1949 ~ August 1, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old


Teri Jean Vinson, age 73 of Elkhart, passed away at her home with her family by her side on Tuesday, August 1, 2023.  Teri was born December 11, 1949, in Elkhart, Indiana to the late Adrian and Beverly J. (Wilson) Needham.  She was a graduate of Penn High School, class of 1968.  On May 4, 1991, she married Michael F. Vinson in Elkhart, Indiana. They recently celebrated their 32nd anniversary. 
She is survived by her husband Mike Vinson and her children Jeffrey Sager and Jodi (Dennis) Mejia, all of Elkhart.  Surviving as well are her step-daughters Amy (Josh) Haefner of Mishawaka and Sarah (Dustin) Stuffle of Plainfield, Indiana.  Surviving as well are her grandchildren Adrienne (David) Wright, Marcus (Ashlyn) Mejia, Christian Mejia, Elizabeth Mejia, Paige Sager, Kaitlin Sager,
Lillian Haefner, Eleanor Haefner, Hadley Stuffle and Landon Stuffle, along with her great grandchildren  Ezra and McKenna and Alba and Leona.   Also surviving are her siblings Sandy (Tom) Curtis of Bremen, Indiana and Tony Needham of Florida. 
A celebration of Teri’s life will be held from 4-7pm Friday, August 4, 2023, at Cruz Family Funeral Home in Osceola. 
Teri was employed in Accounts Payable with the South Bend Range Company for several years and later worked for Philips Products before her retirement in 2008.  In her spare time, Teri enjoyed spending time on the lake and at the beach with her family and collecting unique rocks from places she traveled.  She was also a talented seamstress and loved to make outfits for her children. Teri’s green thumb was evident by the beautiful plants and flowers she raised in her yard. 
Above all else, Teri enjoyed being a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother to her family. She continually put the needs of others before her own. Her warm sense of humor and her “up front” attitude will be missed by her family and friends. 
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Celebration of Life Gathering
August 4, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cruz Family Funeral Home
1109 Lincolnway West
Osceola, Indiana 46561


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