Terese Ann Brophy, 61, of Lenexa, KS, passed away January 22, 2015 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Born on November 22, 1953, Terese attended college and received her BSN at Creighton Univ. She earned her Masters in Nursing at KU while working at Children’s Mercy, where she served as a nurse in the NICU for 37 years. Terese truly loved life and her family. Her children were everything to her and she was many things to them- Girl Scout leader, Homeroom Mom, Book Club leader, Kindness leader, soccer mom, photographer and most importantly friend. She was an avid sports fan and loved to travel, read, and cook. A loving wife, mother, and sister, Terese is survived by her husband, James Brophy and children Katie, Meggie, and Matthew Brophy; her sister, Pat Barber and brother, Tim Verbanic. She is preceded by her parents Otto and Lucille Verbanic.

Services will be at Holy Trinity Catholic Church 13620 W. 92nd St. Lenexa, KS. A visitation will take place on January 27th from 5-8 pm with a Rosary beginning at 5:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on January 28th at 10:30 am.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Holy Trinity Catholic Church and KU Cancer Center. Gifts should be sent to KU Endowment c/o Krista Allen, 3901 Rainbow Bld., MS 3012, KC, KS 66160. Assistance by Funeral Advocates, LLC.

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