Terri S. Schletzbaum, 60, of Hutchinson, died June 10, 2011 at Promise Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson. She was born July 11, 1950 in Hutchinson, the daughter of Eldon M. & Thelma Costello Hawks. She was a school teacher in the Hutchinson Public Schools for many years.
Terri was a member of the Church of The Holy Cross and was active with many activities of the church, including Home & School, and Marriage Encounter along with her husband John. She was a Hutchinson High School graduate in 1968, a Hutchinson Community College graduate, and graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Home Economics in 1972.
She married John F. Schletzbaum on July 21, 1973 in Hutchinson. He survives. Other survivors include 2 sons, Jeff Schletzbaum and wife Christine, Hutchinson, and Ryan Schletzbaum and wife Serena, Kansas City, Kansas; a daughter Amy Krehbiel and husband Dusty, Hutchinson; a brother, Bob Hawks and wife Joy, Nevada, Mo.; 3 sisters, Kim Klein and husband Butch, Tualatin, Oregon, Joy Goble and husband Steve, Olathe, and Debbie Dreiling and husband Pat, Wichita; & 4 grandchildren Zachary, Gillian, Tyler, & William Schletzbaum. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Judy Stucky, and a brother-in-law Gary Stucky.
Mass Of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at the Church of The Holy Cross with Fr. Joe Eckberg presiding. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. A rosary will be recited 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, with a visitation to follow until 8:00 pm, both at Elliott Mortuary. Visitation will be Monday & Tuesday 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to the Speech Therapy Dept. at Promise Regional Medical Center, sent in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, Ks. 67501. Friends may visit www.elliottmortuary.com to leave the family a condolence.
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