Terry Joseph Webster (1948 - 2017)

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INDEPENDENCE – In the presence of family, Terry Joseph Webster, 69, of Independence passed away in his sleep on Saturday, March 25, 2017. He was born on Jan. 30, 1948 to Robert and Tillie Webster in Cresco. On Jan. 31, 1992, he married Wendy Sullivan in St Louis, Mo. Terry enjoyed his family, friends, and his animals.
He is survived by his wife Wendy; six children: Stormy Webster of Chandler, Ariz., Rita Paxton of Mesa, Ariz., Scott Webster of Gilbert, Ariz.; Robert Webster, of Independence, Jason Webster of Quasqueton; and Shannon Sullivan of Cedar Rapids; 16 grandchildren: Jacob and Elizabeth (Stormy), Hannah and Emily (Rita), Harrison, Lawrence, McKenzie, Scott Jr, and Chloe (Scott); Ryan, Tyler and Kylee (Robert), Ethan, Maya and Colton (Jason); Caleb (Shannon); two sisters Mary Luke of Cedar Rapids, Liz Miller (Ron) of Independence, Don Webster of Elgin; sister-in-law Sherry Webster of Palo; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Terry is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: Robert, Tommy and Gary; brother-in law Jack (Mary); and many loved and cherished friends. In addition: 12 White-tailed Deer, 11 Ferrets, 10 Porcupine, 9 Fainting Goats, 8 Skunks, 7 Peacocks, 6 Sicilian Donkeys, 5 Prairie Dogs, 4 Hedge Hogs, 3 Big-Horned Rams, 2 Bobcat, and a Potbellied Pig named Zelda.
A special thank you and great appreciation for the Independence EMT's, staff at University of Iowa Hospital, St Luke's Hospital, and Cedar Valley Hospice.
A time of gathering will be held on Friday, March 31, at the First Baptist Church, Independence, 2nd Street SE. Family will be welcoming at 10 a.m., a small ceremony at 11:30 a.m., followed by a luncheon. Condolences and tributes can be shared on the Reiff Funeral Home website at www.reifffuneralhome.com. A celebration of Terry's life will be held on Friday, March 31, at 5 p.m. at Wolfey's Wapsi Outback, Quasqueton.
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Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory
216 3Rd Ave Se
Independence, IA 50644
(319) 334-2501
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Mar. 29 to Apr. 5, 2017