Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
July 17, 2015
          Gus O. Turner, 82, passed gently from this life, at his home in Shelbyville on July 14, 2015 with family members near.  He was born March 25, 1933, to  Milo and  Lucy Turner,   in White Rose, Indiana.  He grew up in Waldron, Indiana, and graduated from high school there.  The next day after graduation, he and his mother drove to Odessa, Texas, where his father and brother were already living and working.  He remained there...working as a builder for nine years.  While there, he met and married  Charlotte Lee,  and they had 2 sons.  While living there, he also served 2 years in the Army Tank Corps.  He moved his family back to Indiana on his eldest son's 6th birthday and continued in the construction business for the rest of his working years.  It gave him great joy to begin with a vacant space and create a home in which a couple could raise their family.
          He had a lifelong love of wood, building his first very small home for himself at nineteen, in his family's back yard, while still living in Texas.  Later, he was so happy to find the perfect spot with a large wooded area, in which to build his own home.  He loved his woods and cared for each tree, keeping paths cleared to walk and enjoy.
          In 1994 his wife Charlotte passed away.  In 1997 he married  Geraldine (Jerri) Callahan,  and she survives, along with his sons,  Douglas Turner (wife Marilyn) of Milan,  Daniel Turner (partner Debbie) of Waldron, grandchildren,  Raymond Turner (wife Becky) Ahnji Turner,  Terry Turner,  Megan Myers  (husband Matthew),  Ryan Turner (fiancee Alli) and  Tracey Turner, (mother of Megan and Ryan).  His children by marriage,  Shannon Callahan-Mynatt (husband Michael), and  Carey Callahan.  Grandchildren by marriage,  Daniel Schantz,  Meghan Schantz,  Lindsay Callahan (partner Vincent) and  Justin Callahan.  Also, a wonderful group of great grandchildren:  Derek,  Chad,  Cody,  Coleman,  Landon,  Tayte and Ryder,  ll Turners and  Lexus Jones,  plus more greats, by marriage, Alexa, Kylynne, and Logann Schantz, Draven Alcorn.
          He is also survived by his three siblings,  Elizabeth Avey  of Waldron,  Virginia Durbin  of Shelbyville, and  Richard (Dick) Turner  (wife Marlene) of Odessa Texas.   And a total of 10 nieces and nephews both here and in Texas.  He cared deeply for all his family and had such sweet memories of them.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife Charlotte.
          Gus was a member of the Waldron United Methodist Church from childhood, and held numerous offices within the church over the years, using his time and talents to help in many ways.  He did not want his family and friends to stand in line waiting beside the casket, to pay respect to him, so the visitation will be "walk through" and the family will greet those of you attending, as you enter the church, or in the line. If it isn't possible to visit a card with a personal memory will be treasured by the family.  The visitation will be at the Waldron United Methodist Church, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 19, 2015, with the funeral following immediately afterward.  Burial will be on Monday, July 20, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the Van Pelt Cemetery in Shelby County.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Waldron UMC, Benesse Oncology, Shelbyville or Our Hospice of Decatur/Shelby County.  Funeral arrangements are being handled by Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Rushville  Republican
Rushville, Rush County, Indiana
Sunday, June 1, 2014
          Rose Ann (Martin) Turner,  55, a lifelong resident of Rushville, passed away on May 31, 2014 in Rushville.  Rose Ann was born July 11, 1958 to  Geo. Melvin and  Naomi (Richey) Martin.  She married  Raymond Edward Turner  of Rushville on March 11, 1978.  Rose Ann was a past member of Beta Sigma Phi, Theta Pi Chapter.  She was an avid music lover, especially classic rock, and enjoyed designing computer graphics and clipart as a hobby.  She was a beloved wife, sister, friend, mother, and grandmother.  She enjoyed special times with her grandchildren, which she affectionately referred to as her "babies."
          In addition to her husband, Raymond, she is survived by a daughter,  Chante' Turner-Wells  (fiancé Pete Ratekin) of Rushville; son,  Cody Turner of Rushville; grandchildren,  Mackenzie Wells,  Geo. Jesse Wells,  Connor Ratekin,  and  Abby Ratekin;  sisters,  May (David) Shouse  and  Marcia (Tim) Meer,  as well as a dear lifelong friend,  Donetta (Mark) Atkins-Fields;  sister-in-law and several brothers-in-law; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  Rose Ann was preceded in death by her parents; daughter,  Ashley;  mother-in-law,  Alvina (Frank) Turner;  and  father-in-law,  Clinton Turner.
          Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Moster Mortuary, Rushville.  Pastor Ray Sweet will preside.  Friends are welcome to visit from 11 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday.  Cremation will follow services.  Arrangements entrusted to Moster Mortuary.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming  and Betty Kitchen

The  Shelbyville  News
December 3, 1959
Ex-Seamstress  Was
75;  Rites  Saturday
          Mrs. Mabel I. Turner, 75, 123 Third St., died at her home at 6:30 a.m. today after being in failing health for the past month from a heart condition.  Death was unexpected.
          Mrs. Turner was the widow of  Howard (Jimmy) Turner,  who died July 23 of this year.  The couple had celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June.  Mrs. Turner was a member of the West Street Methodist Church, the Women's Society of Christian Service, the Vallie Ames class and the Mary Mott Green Chapter, D.A.R.  She had lived practically all her life in Shelbyville and had been employed for many years as a seamstress for the S. B. Morris Co., and the Bryant-Roth Co.
          Born in Fortville on April 10, 1884, she was a daughter of Benson and  Alice Richards.  She was married June 16, 1909.  She is survived by two children,  Joseph R. Turner, Knightstown Road, and  Mrs. Otis (Dorothy A.) Fraker  of Fairland; two grandchildren and one sister,  Mrs. John Bennett, of Cincinnati.
          Funeral services will be held at the Ewing Mortuary at 2:00 p.m. Saturday.  Burial will be in the Fairland cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 4:00 p.m. Friday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
July 25, 1959
          Howard (Jimmy) Turner, 76, a Shelbyville native, whose home was at 123 Third St., died at 1:00 a.m. today at the Major Hospital where he had been a heart ailment patient since July 18.
          He was born in Shelbyville December 13, 1882, a son of Charles and Dora J. Turner.  He and his wife, the former Mabel Richards, had just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  The couple was married June 16, 1909.  Mr. Thurner had been employed by the Indiana Bell Telephone Co. for 33 years and retired 21 years ago.  During his retirement he was employed at the Bryant-Roth Co. for six years.  He was a member of the West Street Methodist Church, Shelby Lodge No. 28, F. and A.M., the Shelbyville Eagles Lodge and the Hoosier Chapter of Telephone Pioneers.
          Survivors are the widow, two children, Joseph R. Turner of the Knightstown Road and Mrs. Otis (Dorothy A.) Fraker of Fairland, two grandchildren and three nieces.  A sister preceded in death.
          Rev. B. J. Reener and Rev. S. J. Cross will officiate at last rites to be conducted Tuesday at 2:00 p.m., at the Ewing Mortuary.  Burial will be in Fairland cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:00 p.m. Sunday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday February 12, 1947
Page 1
Mrs. Dora Jones Turner,
Ill Several Months
          In failing health for the past several months, Mrs. Dora Jones Turner, age eighty-eight, widow of Charles R. Turner, died Monday afternoon at the Madison hospital where she had been a patient for the past month.
          Funeral services will be held at the Charles M. Ewing mortuary here at 2:00 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. A.J. Spaulding officiating and burial will be made at Forest Hill cemetery.
          A lifelong resident of Shelbyville, Mrs. Turner was born here June 3, 1858, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jones.
In 1880 she was married to Mr. Turner, who died several years ago. Two children were born to the union — Howard Turner, of this city, and Mrs. Clara Smith, who died several years ago.
          Surviving with the son are five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild and two nieces.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Democrat
October 8, 1914
Page 4
(From Tuesday's Daily.)
          Thomas Turner,  67 years old, died at six o'clock Monday evening at the county infirmary, the end following an illness of several weeks.  The body was removed Monday evening to the home of  Mrs. Daniel Warble,  near Fenns.  The funeral services will be held at ten o'clock tomorrow morning and the interment will be made in the Snyder cemetery in charge of Hendrickson & Sleeth.  Mr. Turner is survived by two daughters.  One of them is a resident of Chicago and the other lives in the morth part of this state.  Mr. Turner was born in this state July 5, 1847.  The surviving children are  Mrs. Hattie Birg, of Chicago, and  Mrs. Dora Rinehart,  of Delong, Ind.  The funeral sermon will be delivered by the Rev. J. G. Smith, pastor of the M. P. church at Jollity.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, August 24, 1911.
Page 4   Column 2
Oscar Turner, Prominent Aged Resident
of This City, Victim of Apoplexy, Died on
Train and Body Was Brought Here Today.
          Oscar Turner,  who was stricken with apoplexy while on a train between Duluth and St. Paul, died upon arrival at the latter place and his body arrived here this afternoon for the funeral services and burial.  The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at the home of his sister-in-law,  Mrs. Henrietta Goulding,  of east Pennsylvania street, where the body was taken on its arrival, and the services will be in charge of Rev. Cloyd Goodnight.  Mr. Turner has three sons living in St. Paul Minn., and was on his way to visit them when the fatal stroke seized him.  His only daughter,  Elizabeth,  was with him at the time, as he had been visiting her at her home in Duluth.  There are four of the sons,  Harry,  Frank  and Hamilton,  of St. Paul, and  Sidney,  of Portland, Ore.
          Mr. Turner has several nephews and nieces living in this city, among them being  Mrs. Albert Griffey,  Will F. Little,  Mrs. Clint Williamson,  William,  Alonzo,  Edward  and  Walter Thrasher  and  Miss Henrietta Thrasher.
          Mr. Turner was a resident of this city for many years, having come here from his native state, Connectibut, in 1855.  He was seventy-seven years old.  After living here for about twenty years he went to Minneapolis and later to Wisconsin, and recently had had been making his home in this city again.  His wife died several years ago and he will be laid to rest beside her in Forest Hill cemetery.  He was a member of the First Christian church of this city and was a lovable character, held in high esteem by all who knew him.
          Following the arrival of the body here this afternoon it was announced that the services will be ehld[sic] at two-thirty o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Goulding home.  The interment will be made in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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