Ruth Belle Turner, age 91, died early Monday morning, May 7, 2012, at the Republic County Hospital Long Term Care Unit, Burr Oak, Kansas.
She was born February 11, 1921, at Hugoton, Kansas, the daughter of Emery Daniel and Elsie (Stair) Nelson. She attended Ft. Hays Teachers College and later receiving her nurses degree. In 1952, she moved to Fowler, Kansas, where she worked as a nurse and a school teacher for the Lakeview School.
She was a member of the First Christian Church, the VFW Auxilliary, and a bible study group. She enjoyed attending church, her dogs, visiting with family and friends, and dining out.
She married Giles O. Turner. He precedes her in death on December 18, 1987.
A son, Gary Turner of Burr Oak, Kansas
A daughter, Peggy Gorehm of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Six grandchildren Eleven great-grandchildren
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at the Fowler Cemetery, Fowler, Kansas. Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade, Kansas.
The family would welcome memorials to the APR or the Kansas Humane Society in care of the funeral home.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com