Obituary: Lois Pedley Turner

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Lois Pedley Turner, 85, passed away on Sunday, June 13, 2010, at NHC-Merihil.

Mrs. Turner was a native of Niagara Falls, N.Y. She was a housewife and the widow of the John Buford Turner who died in 1997. During WWII, she was a USO entertainer and worked on military aircraft at Bell Aircraft. In 2007 she was honored as a Rosie the Riveter in Washington, D.C.

Preceding her in death were her parents, John Martin Pedley and Maude Frances Weaver; one son, Ronald B. Turner; and brother, John Martin Pedley Jr.

She is survived by one son, Robert L. (Pam) Turner of Columbia; one daughter, Rhonda L. Turner of Lewisburg; and two grandsons, Robert L. Turner Jr. of Brentwood and John T. Turner of Delray Beach, Fla.; and a dear friend, Gail Reagor of Spring Hill.

Funeral services for Mrs. Turner will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 16, from the chapel of Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home, with burial 2:30 p.m. at Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery in McMinnville. Visitation with the family started Tuesday, June 15, at the funeral home and continues for one hour before the service on Wednesday.

Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), 2100 L. Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20037.

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