|Birth: ||Oct. 9, 1830|
|Death: ||Feb. 2, 1905|
Obituary of Leah Turner
The mysteries of Providence is beyond our mortal sight and His ways are past finding out. Once more we are called to pay a last tribute of respect to one who has been called from earth's labors, pain and sorrows to the land of ___ beyond the valley and the shadow of death.
Leah Thomas Turner was born October 9, 1830, died February 2nd, 1905, aged 74 years, 3 months and 23 days. Mrs. Turner was the daughter of Arthur and Mary Thomas and was one of a family of ten children, of whom five are alive to mourn the death of the kind and loving sister. John W. Thomas, Elizabeth Harness, Josephine Hollingsworth, who reside in the neighborhood of Mrs. Turner; Henry Thomas, of Marion, Ind. and Mrs. Olive Bales of San Francisco, Cal.
June 6th, 1852, she was united in marriage to Leonard H. Turner. Hand in hand they had traveled the uneven road of life, and by honesty, industry and economy, had prepared for themselves a pleasant home that they might spend their latter days in peace. Unto them was born one child, Peninah Jane Jones, who preceded her mother to that brighter land hardly a year ago. Mrs. Turner was sick but three days. The aged and afflicted husband was stricken to bed by the severe shock, but so far as human sympathy can avail to lessen the grief, he has the sympathy of his hundreds of friends.
Aunt Leah, as we all called her, was known for her integrity and purity of personal character and the many kind and generous qualities of heart that so endeared her to her family, neighbors, and friends. That we bow in humble submission to the will of our Father, not our will, but Thine, O Lord, be done. Although her voice will be hushed, her pleasant face missed, her timely advice be heard no more, yet we shall not forget her, for we loved her and shall ever hold her name sacred on the tablets of our memory. But as we deeply deplore our loss, knowing that she is only sleeping and not dead, so let us live that when we shall hear the Master's call to cross the chilly waters of Jordan and join that innumerable band on the echoless shore, we shall find her among the many loved ones who have gone before. H.D. E.
Obituary dated 2 February 1905 was found in the newspaper obituary clipping file under Leah Turner at the Greene County Library, Xenia, Ohio.
Arthur Thomas (1805 - 1854)
Mary McConnell Thomas (1809 - 1885)
Leonard H. Turner (1827 - 1913)
Peninah Jane Turner Jones (1856 - 1904)*
Maple Grove Cemetery
Plot: Left front center section, 2nd Row off road.
Maintained by: AnnS
Originally Created by: Chuck Lewis
Record added: Oct 01, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77441942