LAWRENCE — Memorial services for Kathleen Turner, 86, Lawrence, will be Tuesday July 31 at 10 a.m. at Plymouth Congregational Church. Mrs. Turner passed Friday July 20, 2018 at The Arbor of Brandon Woods, Lawrence. A private family inurnment will take place at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery later that afternoon. She will be inurned next to the love of her life, Edwin John “Fritz” Turner.
Kathleen was born Jan. 12, 1932 in Luther, Okla., the daughter of Edward McCurry and Florence Thelma Garton McCarty. She grew up in Larned and graduated from Larned High School in 1950, where she participated cheerleading, theater, Glee Club, was Editor of the Chieftain, played flute in the band and attended Girl’s State. She was also a member of the Job’s Daughters. Kathleen graduated from Saint Rose Nursing School as an RN in 1953 and went on to nurse for Dr.’s Beahm and Polson; Head Nurse Surgical Ward Four North at Central Kansas Medical Center; Private Duty Nurse Barton County Health Nurse; School Lunch Cook at USD 428, Park Elementary School and also worked in retail at Komarek’s Jewelry, all in Great Bend.
Kathleen was a member of the American Legion and VFW Auxiliary and an anchor in the Choir of First Christian and Congregational Church, Great Bend and Plymouth Congregational Church, Lawrence.
Kathleen married Edwin John “Fritz” Turner on Sept. 13, 1953, in Larned, Kan. and were married 58 ½ years.
Survivors include daughter, Pamela Ann Schneider, Olmitz, Kan., husband Tom, grandchildren Jeff Schneider, wife Sarah, great grandson Noah, Jennifer Schneider and Joel Schneider, wife Krisa; son Patrick LaVon Turner, Rockledge, Fla., wife Holly, grandchildren Mason Webernick, great grandson Landon, Chelsea Coleman, husband Jack; and daughter Mary Kathryn Hurd, Perry, Kan., husband Kary and grandchildren Abby George, husband Josh and Kameron Hurd. Other survivors include a sister, Helen Marie Froetschner, Larned, Kan. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Edwin; and Jacob Thomas Schneider, grandson; and Claire Schneider, great granddaughter.
Memorial contributions may be made, in lieu of flowers, in Kathleen’s name to: Great Lakes Hospice or Wreaths across America, Fort Leavenworth. Contributions may be sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044. Online condolences may be sent at www.rumsey-yost.com.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home
601 Indiana St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 27, 2018