Teresa Jo (Lage) Milliken

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our dear loving sister, Teresa Jo (Lage) Milliken at the age of 58, on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, in Overland Park, Kan.

She was born Nov. 26, 1963, to Lawrence Emil Lage and Phyllis Diane DiMarco in Clearfield, Utah, where she lived with her older siblings; later moving to a farm with the family near Nevada, Mo.

Teresa was employed by the USDA Farm Service Agency in Kansas City as an Information Technology Manager and had been with them for over 30 years. Teresa had been a quadriplegic for 42 years, but had the intelligence, fortitude and ambition to provide for their family, overcoming many obstacles in her life. Her big enjoyment was watching Kansas City Chiefs with her husband and going to the many events of the Ethnic Enrichment Commission.

She is survived by her husband, Mark Milliken, of the home in Kansas City; Tammy Covey and husband Ed of Huntington, Ark.; Laurence Lage and wife Jeanette of Carthage, Mo.; Mike Starnes and wife Torn of Henderson, Nev.; Genia Unsworth and her husband Rod of Salem, Utah; Jim Lage of Nevada, Mo.; Tracie Starnes of West Point, Utah, and Kristie Lycett of Layton, Utah; as well as many other family members. She was preceded in death by her parents, Farrel Offret and Phyllis Offret.

There are no local services planned.