Theresa was reunited with her Lord & Savior on Sunday, July 3, 2016 after losing her long and courageous battle with cancer. She was the youngest member of a family of nine and was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After attending Catholic schools, she entered the workforce and eventually met her future husband, Kurt Semtner. They were married in March of 1988 in Dallas, Texas, before starting their family. She worked tirelessly as a housewife and selflessly devoted mother to her children, Erin & Kurt, Jr. Aside from spending time with her family and dogs, she could frequently be found helping others, and spending time with her Lord in Eucharistic Adoration.
Theresa was preceded in death by her parents Sarah Dalton & Daniel Dalton, her sibling, Sister Patricia Anthony, IHM, and an infant son, all of Philadelphia. Theresa is survived by her husband, Kurt Semtner of Edmond, OK, their children Erin & Kurt, Jr, future son-in-law Cameron Saner, and her granddaughter Jaycie, all of Edmond. She is also survived by three sisters; Sally Gallagher & husband John of Philadelphia, Marie Sudsbury & husband Tom of Enfield, CT, Molly Miller & husband Tom of Christiana, PA, and her brothers, David Dalton & wife Marisa, and Danny Dalton, all of Philadelphia. Visitation will be 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, July 5th at Matthews Funeral Home. On Wednesday July 6th, a 10:00 AM Rosary and a 10:30 AM Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist in Edmond, with graveside service at St. Patrick’s Cemetery immediately following.