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Robert E. Turner, Sr
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Birth: Oct. 18, 1923
Paden City
Wetzel County
West Virginia, USA
Death: May 26, 2009
Peoria County
Illinois, USA

BARTONVILLE, IL - Robert E. Turner Sr., 85, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at his residence in Bartonville.

He was born on Oct. 18, 1923, to Thomas and Maude Mitchell Turner in Paden City, W.Va. He married Dorothy Gaynell Rockwell in Paden City in 1940. She preceded him in death on Oct. 17, 1983.

Seven brothers and five sisters also preceded him in death.

Surviving are his children, Rita Boyd of Adrian, Mich., Donna (Thomas E.) Snider of Pekin, Robert E. Turner Jr. of Bartonville and William E. (Debra) Turner of Mapleton; sister, Hazel Wallace of Portland, Ore.; and brother, Thomas Turner. He also is survived by his grandchildren, William C. Boyd, Thomas H. Snider, William E. Turner, Donna M. Boyd, Jennifer L. Pilarsky, Deborah K. Zolikoff, Shayna M. MacNaught and Traci A. Whitby; and seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Robert served in the Army during WWII and worked as a production superintendent at Lonza for 18 years, retiring in 1986.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 86 in Paden City and a self-taught classical guitarist.

Cremation has been accorded, and graveside services will be held on July 11, 2009, at 1 p.m. in Paden City Memorial Garden in Paden City, W.Va.

Memorials may be made in his name to the American Heart Association for Stroke Victims at

The Cremation Society of Mid-Illinois Co. Pekin/Peoria is assisting the family with arrangements.

Published in the Peoria Journal Star on 6/6/2009
Paden Memorial Gardens
Paden City
Wetzel County
West Virginia, USA
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