|Birth: ||Oct. 22, 1925|
|Death: ||Feb. 18, 2010|
DOROTHY HELEN TURNER,(NEE ENGLISH) 84 - of Linwood, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2010. Dorothy was born in Northfield, one of twelve children. With a joyful heart she danced for the USO troops in Atlantic City during World War II and was still dancing at her granddaughter's wedding in the fall of 2009. As a young teen she ended her education in high school to support her family with her employment as a glass blower at the Wheaton Glass Factory in Mays Landing. She worked various jobs in the food industry - from waitress to bookkeeper - but her love of children led her to the job she enjoyed most - serving lunches in the cafeteria of Mainland Regional High School. She was proud of her volunteer work with the local American Women's Business Assoc. helping young women earn scholarships for the college educations she never achieved. She loved to travel, read and she had a talent for all types of needlework. In June of 1946 she married George Dean Turner and they celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary before his passing in 2004. They resided in Linwood and together they raised eight children.
Her children George Turner Jr. of Brownsmills, Gary (Sharon) Turner of Linwood, Chuck (Linda) Turner, of Aurora, Co., Susan (Lee) Pattison of Vass, NC., Lorraine Buhrman of Key West, FL, Pattie (Mike) Famularo of Absecon, and Dorothy (William) Schoenstein of Mays Landing survive her. She leaves behind 14 grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Her son Donald Turner of Tuckahoe and her husband George Dean Turner Sr. of Linwood predeceased her. Her sister Anne Conklin of Egg Harbor and brother Robert English of Venice Beach, FL, and her sister-in-law Blanch Threet survive Dorothy. She will be missed by all of her neighbors and friends, especially those at Generations Adult Day Health Services in Somers Point and by her two loving nurses, Rhoda and Geri.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 1:00 pm at Lowenstein Funeral Home, 58 S New York Rd (Rte 9) Galloway, where visitation will begin from 12:00 until time of service. Burial will follow in Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery, Estell Manor. Condolences may be sent to LowensteinFH.com
Published in The Press of Atlantic City on February 21, 2010
George Dean Turner (1920 - 2004)
Donald Allen Turner (1949 - 1994)*
Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery
New Jersey, USA
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