Teresa Ann Beltz, age 64 of Troy, passed away Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. She was born August 1, 1954 in Warsaw, IN to the late Ronald David and Ruth Jean (Elliott) Sand.
Teresa is survived by her daughter Alissa Applegate (Shawn) of Piqua, son Adam Beltz of Troy, grandchildren Aiden and Audrey Applegate, and Brooklyn, Addison, and Payton Beltz, sister Laura Harrison of Indianapolis, IN, and brother David Sand (Debbie) of Milledgeville, GA.
Teresa graduated from East Noble High School (1972) in Kendallville, IN and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Ball State and Indiana University and continued on with a Master’s Degree in Education from Indiana University. She was a former member of Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp City and had a very strong faith. She was a retired school teacher of a total combined 39 years of teaching with Avilla Schools in Indiana and Troy City Schools.
She loved to travel, spend time with her family, and was dedicated to her students and the community by taking her students on the 6th grade Washington DC trip and hosting the many Veteran, Police, and Firemen Breakfasts at Kyle Elementary and then the Van Cleve 6th Grade building.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 1:00PM-3:00PM Sunday, November 18, 2018 at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy.
Message from Teresa’s son:
She was the most amazing, inspiring, kind hearted, always selfless, loving person I ever have known. She even loved those that defied her, and I will never meet her equal in those regards. She was one of a kind and irreplaceable to anyone who had the pleasure to know her. I am so proud and beyond grateful that I was given the gift of being her son. She taught me everything I know about how to unconditionally love my own girls with every piece of my heart and that will live on forever. The way she cared for and loved every one of her students is the most inspiring thing I have ever witnessed. She will be missed so much by all. Love you so much mom.