Teresa Ann Rittenhouse (Ruckman), 62, of Buffalo, Missouri, passed away at her home on March 28, 2023. Teresa was born on March 21, 1961, in Lawton, Oklahoma, to Jack and June (Shadwick) Ruckman. When Teresa was young her family traveled throughout the Southwest. She participated in the construction of The Colony near Dallas, Texas. After moving to Oklahoma City, Teresa became a model for Sears Clothing. In the late 80’s, Teresa moved to Springfield, Missouri, she began working as a Bindery Tech at various printing companies in the area. She loved her dolls and had a smile that would light up her whole face.
Teresa in preceded in death by her parents, Jack Ruckman and June Ruckman; and grandchild, Paige Nicole Andrews.
She is survived by her partner in life, Steve Watt; her children: Lora Morales, Jacob Rittenhouse, and James Rittenhouse; stepchildren: Holly Redmond, Khara Nicole Watt, Alexandra Patrice Brundage, and Tessa Siobhan Watt; grandchildren: Jasmine Morales, Damian Morales, Kali Rittenhouse, Quinlyn, Lucky, Logan, Luckotdua, Charles, Rylan, Stephen Cohoon, Aiden Mize, Thomas Kroeck, Austin Watt, Tyler Andrews, Aiden Brundage, and great-grandchild, Cora Watt.
A visitation for Teresa will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Pitts Chapel in Bolivar, Missouri.