Thursday, May 31, 2012

Willa Dean Turner 1932-2011

Willa Dean Turner, of Dixon, was born on July 17, 1932, at Kansas City, Kansas, a daughter of George S. and Grace (Crook) Roudebush and departed this life at 1:55 p.m., Saturday, November 26, 2011, at her residence in Dixon. Mrs. Turner had been in failing health and had attained the age of 79 years, 4 months and 9 days. 

Mrs. Turner was united in marriage on May 4, 1957, at Kansas City, Kansas to James Glenn Turner and to this union four children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers and two sisters.

Mrs. Turner was a graduate of Turner High School in Kansas City, Kansas. After graduation she went to work as a grain elevator operator at B.C. Grain Company. Following her marriage to Mr. Turner and the birth of her children, she was a loving and devoted housewife and homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and quilting.

Those left to mourn the passing of Mrs. Turner include: her husband, Glenn Turner, of the home in Dixon; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ricky and Cindy Turner, Dixon and Jeffrey and Lawree Turner, Waycross, Georgia; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sheri and Ray Prewett and Glenda and Bill Vanderfeltz, all of Jefferson City; her twin sister, Wilma Jean Koehler, Kansas City, Kansas; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. Turner at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 29, 2011, in the Long-Kloeppel Funeral Chapel, Dixon, with Pastor Helen Winters, Seaton Faith Fellowship Church, officiating. Three favorite selections, “Oh, Heaven”, “When He Reached Down His Hand For Me” and “He Will Remember Me” were played for the funeral service.

Interment was in the Pisgah Cemetery near Dixon, under the direction of the Long-Kloeppel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Dixon. Pallbearers for Mrs. Turner were Bill Vanderfeltz, Ray Prewett, Darrell Alexander, Cole Vanderfeltz, Joseph Feick and Zachary Vanderfeltz.

Memorials are suggested by the family to the Phelps County Hospice with envelopes available at the office of the Long-Kloeppel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Dixon.

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