Taresa Lynn Vandergrift, age 43, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born November 7, 1970, in Mt. Vernon, Missouri and resided in Lawrence County most of her life.
Taresa was a 1989 graduate of Mt. Vernon High School and was a member of the Covenant Baptist Church. She previously worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Beard in Mt. Vernon and was a homemaker. Taresa dearly loved her family and enjoyed watching her children thrive in school and in school activities.
On May 20, 1990, she married Todd Vandergrift in Mt. Vernon at Covenant Baptist Church.
She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband of nearly 24 years, Todd and their two children, Shea and Clay; three sisters, Tabetha Espiricueta of Stotts City, Jania Elmer of Kansas City, Missouri, Stephanie Dempster of Miller; one brother, Patrick Terry of Lockwood; two stepsisters, Theresa Pendergrass and Melissa Conrad; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Her parents, Patricia and Delbert Gilbert, preceded her in death.
A graveside service, under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral home, will be held at 11:00 a. m. on Monday, April 7, 2014, at the Mt. Vernon City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 6, in the funeral home chapel.
Memorial donations may be made to Covenant Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.