Interment took place at Crown Hill Cemetery in Ruthven.
Mary Theresa Struthers, daughter of John and Telitha "Bobbi" (Cromwell) McCoy, was born May 13, 1957, in Boone, Ia. Theresa received her education in Ogden, graduating from Ogden High School. Following high school, Theresa continued her education at the College of St. Mary's. She received her degree in nursing.
In 1976 Theresa was united in marriage to Randy Struthers. To this union a daughter and son were born.
Theresa was employed as a Public Health Nurse in Corning, Iowa and then after moving to West Bend, she began nursing at the Palo Alto County Hospital, where she was employed until 1984.
Theresa was a member of Lost Island Lutheran Church and church circle.
Theresa's entire life revolved around helping others from caring for those that were ill to just being there for anyone that needed her. She was very involved in her children's lives and made every effort to attend their school activities. She also loved being around all types of animals, especially dogs and cats. Her determination was a lesson to all who knew her.
Theresa passed away Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at the Spencer Municipal Hospital at the age of 54.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her children: Sarah Struthers of Ruthven, Ia., and Robert Struthers and his wife, Courtney, of Lone Tree, Ia.; their father, Randy Struthers of Ruthven, Ia.; her grandson, Cade Ryan Stearns of Ruthven, Ia.; a brother, Marlowe Starner of Penrose, Colo.; and a sister, Nancy Carney of Fort Collins, Colo.; as well as many other relatives and friends.
Arrangements by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home martinmatticefuneralhome.com.