Terry Anstaett

DELAWARE - Terry R. Anstaett, 56, of Delaware passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Grady Memorial Hospital following a 3-month illness.

She was born on May 27, 1957, in Columbus to the late Paul and Ruth (Danflous) Writesel. A graduate of South High School, she earned a nursing degree from CTI. She worked as a register nurse for 30 years all with the Ohio Health System. Terry first worked in the neonatal unit at Grant Hospital for 14 years, followed by Doctors West, and most recently on the medical surgery floors of Grady Memorial Hospital.

Active with COGF and area 53 for 22 years, she was a big hugger and enjoyed animals. Accepting of all, she was open and selfless, who was a single mother who also cared for her own mother. A Delaware resident since 2008, Terry was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Delaware and assisted with the vacation Bible school program.

She was an outdoors woman at heart. Terry enjoyed camping and bird watching, in addition to reading. She was a collector of many things, including angels, lighthouses, and carousel horses. It was said with a smile that she was not one to throw much away.

Accepting of all she let it be known it was OK to be different. Helping in every way, she wore her heart on her sleeve. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend she was at her best giving of herself, who always thought of others.

Those left to cherish her memory include her soul mate and husband of 6 years J. Scott Anstaett, son Tim (Lisa) Adkins of Worthington, grandson Brandon, sister Mary Marzluf of Whitehall, niece Amy, nephew Brian, and a host of friends.

She lived a life centered about everyone else. As you remember all of the good, also remember her life lesson; "You've got to give it away to keep it" … and she did.

Memorial services celebrating her life will be held 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church, 73 W. Winter St., Delaware, OH 43015, where Rev. Deb Patterson will officiate. Her family will greet friends following the services. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware.

Memorial contributions can be made to the First Presbyterian Church c/o the Women's Retreat Program.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.


Published in The Delaware Gazette from Mar. 17 to Mar. 18, 2014