Obituaries

Marilyn J. Turner

September 18, 1930 - October 30, 2018

Marilyn J. Turner

Obituary

Garden Prairie, IL

Marilyn J. Turner, 88, of Garden Prairie, IL passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, October 30, 2018 at Swedish American Hospital, Rockford after a lingering illness.  Marilyn was born September 18, 1930 in Belvidere, IL the daughter of Lewis B. and Mary A. (Arend) Murley.  Marilyn graduated from Belvidere High School with the class of 1948 and went on to earn her Registered Nursing degree from Northwestern University School of Nursing in 1951.  Later that year she married James L. “Jim” Turner on September 30, 1951 at First Presbyterian Church in Belvidere.  Marilyn was a very loving mother to her four daughters and a devoted wife to Jim.  She volunteered her nursing skills at the Boone County Health Department.  Her civic activities included Zonta Club and the Boone County Historical Society; she made her spiritual home at First Presbyterian Church where she was a member.  In her spare time, Marilyn enjoyed reading, traveling, shopping, baking, cooking and hosting many family holidays and entertaining friends.

Marilyn is loved and will be missed by her children, Teri Keegan, Julie Turner, Nancy (Mike) Hearn; grandchildren, Kelli (Ben) Knaup, Dustin (Kathy) Turner, Danielle Turner, Stacey (Scott) Barnes, Ali Hearn and Luke (Leslie) Hearn; great-grandchildren, Emma Knaup, Sam Knaup, Austin Barnes and Aubrey Barnes; sisters in-law, Marlene Smiley and Beverly Gibson; cousins in-law, Gary (Ann) Turner; Special friends, Lorraine Carmichael and Mae Totz; and many special nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jim Turner; daughter, Lori Turner; son in-law Rock Keegan; sister in-law, Shirley Craig; special cousin, Fran Lorenz.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 5, 2018 in First Presbyterian Church, Lincoln and Main Street, Belvidere with Rev. Dr. Robert Kopp presiding.  Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL.  Burial will take place at Lawrenceville Cemetery.  A memorial will be established in Marilyn’s name.  To share a remembrance please visit www.AndersonFCS.com

Service Schedule

Sunday, November 4, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL.

Monday, November 5, 2018
10:00 am

First Presbyterian Church

815-544-6402

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 5, 2018 in First Presbyterian Church, Lincoln and Main Street, Belvidere with Rev. Dr. Robert Kopp presiding.

 

Burial will take place at Lawrenceville Cemetery.

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I’m saddened to hear of another passing within the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Our wonderful memories will always remain of her and of course Jim as they lived life together. God bless you all.

Tom Wright 2018-11-04T08:35:21

So sorry to hear this news. Many fond memories of good times with the Turner family. Marilyn was always so kind & generous. She will be dearly missed.

Debbie Canode Stacionis 2018-11-02T23:41:01

To the Turner family please except my condolences for the loss of your mother. The Lord only gives what we can handle I will be praying for all of you.

Mary Hale 2018-11-01T17:09:39

To all the family of Marilyn- we are so sorry for your loss. May God give you peace and strength and may the beautiful memories you have be of comfort. – the David Charlton family and Jeanine Homann.

David Charlton family and Jeanine Homann 2018-11-01T13:23:29

Dear Nancy, Julie and Family. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Susan Baker 2018-11-01T12:25:47

We are so sorry for your loss. We will be holding your family close in our prayers and thoughts in this most difficult time.

The Daniels Family 2018-11-01T11:29:43

We so enjoyed your mom’s clever wit and kind heart through the years. It is especially poignant how our families lives have always intertwined. Feel like family..

Tina and Steve Thomas 2018-11-01T10:02:47

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Brian and Patty Fuller 2018-11-01T09:05:27

We are so very sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose your mother but be comforted knowing that she will always be in your heart.

Mark and Jane Frailey 2018-11-01T07:38:41

Julie and Nancy, I’m sorry very sorry for your loss. Know my prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time.
Gretel Baird

Gretel Baird 2018-10-31T20:33:40

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