Theresa I. “Terry” Bartels-Harris, 44, of Sterling, Illinois, died on Friday, September 13, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, Illinois.

A Celebration of Life will be from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville, where a time of sharing will begin at 7:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Theresa I. Bartels-Harris Memorial Fund.

Terry was born on June 19, 1969 in Platteville, Wisconsin, the daughter of Patricia Henry-Harris. She attended Platteville High School and attended Capri College in Dubuque. After graduating from Capri, Terry worked many years as a hairdresser. Recently she has been attending classes to pursue her degree in Psychology. She was very passionate about her animals and enjoyed etching glass, making candles and doing crafts.

She is survived by her two children, Terry James Bartels and Toni (Noah) Voelker all of Rice Lake, WI; sisters, Sheila Dunnam and Christine Harris of Platteville; Dave (Niana) Dunnam of Belmont, WI’ and William “Liam” (Brenda) Harris of Lancaster, WI; fiancé, Ron Rodriguez of Sterling; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother and sister, Catherine Dunnam.