Leaa Renee Teichman-Shaffer passed away at her home in Wichita, Kansas surrounded by her family and friends on December 8, 2016, at the age of 47.
She was such a beautiful young girl, so courageous and determined not to let her illness win. For 37 years the battle of illness raged and today she has won the victory. She got her angel wings and Jesus carried her to paradise where she is well at last.
Born Stacy Jean Binkard in Wichita, Kansas on March 13, 1969 to Beverlee Ann Binkard of Wichita and John M. Rowland of Manchester, England. Leaa Renee was adopted at the age of six weeks by Dennis & Constance Teichman of Stafford, Kansas.
She is survived by her Husband Joe Shaffer of Wichita and Mother Constance Von Feldt & step-father, Jim Von Feldt of Victoria, Father, Dennis Teichman and step-mother Ruth of Stafford. A brother Chad Teichman & wife Candi. Also step-brothers David Von Feldt, Mark Fincham & wife Lisa, Craig Fincham & wife Julie, step-sisters Sandy Scheck & husband Rick, Peggy Klaus & husband Terry and family’s, Sister-in-law Mary Perkins and husband Rick, Grandfather John Bird, Uncle Jerry Bird, Aunt Janet Kaba-Moss, Steve & Doug Kaba. Aunt and Uncle, Jim & Cybil Ronen & family and many other family & friends.
She was preceded in death by her Grandmother Jean Bird, Grandparents Irvin and Mildred Teichman.
She was a blonde haired –blue eyed beauty, petite and dainty. She was playing songs on the piano by the age of 4 years and acting in local plays by the age of five years old. She loved the stage and also sang with her father in music performances at a young age. Her talents were already evident at this early age.
She just really wanted to be well to enjoy the life she loved so much but God had a different calling. So many times while ill and her sweet, strong spirit grasped everyone’s heart, she would say, I don’t believe that it all is about me but God being glorified. She was an inspiration to so many people that knew her.
She had so many friends and touched a multitude of lives. The person other than her husband Joe, her grandparents and family, that she most idealized, was Major General Hunt Downer. She worked for him on his campaign for Governor of Louisiana and with him in the Governor Blanco administration. I believe that she thought so highly of him that she would have worked with or without pay because he was a man of such integrity.
Leaa Renee had so many talents, from acting in movies, modeling, singing, writing short stories and poems and also photography. She enjoyed so very many aspects of life and when she was well enough gave it all more than 200%. It seemed that her talents and dream’s were always hindered by her health issues. She seemed to do more sick that most people do well. She was known most for her beauty inside and out and her encouragement to others. Many people were touched by her Christian Faith and her courageous spirit. She loved and was loved by so very many people, to know her was to love her so to say. We all are better people by knowing her and we should take what she taught us and keep it deep in our hearts!
Services will be held at Central Community Church in Wichita, Kansas at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 17. Burial will be at Peace Cemetery on NE 140th St., North of Hudson, Kansas at approximately 4:00 p.m..
Friends can visit from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the church on Friday, December 16.
Memorials are suggested to Beauty’s & Beast’s in Wichita, Kansas.