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BELLVILLE: Letha Josephine Turner, 97, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021 in Country Meadow Care Center.
She was born March 14, 1923 in Knox County to Jess and Lela (Lahmon) Winterringer. Letha attended a one room school house and her favorite subjects were geography and math. She graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in 1940 and kept her brain sharp watching Jeopardy and Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader.
On June 4, 1944 she married Don Turner with whom she celebrated 60 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on July 4, 2004.
Letha worked at Essex Wire & Stevens Manufacturing for 25 years before her retirement in 1990.
Letha shared Don’s love of horses and could be seen along with him at local events and county fairs. As a child she often cared for the horses on her family farm and helped her father guide the horses while they worked. She was a Wagon Train member and a member of the Pony Sulky Club.
She was a wonderful cook, her favorite meal being fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, and enjoyed sewing, reading, crossword puzzles and following her Cleveland Indians. Letha was a skilled quilter making hundreds of quilts for family and friends.
Letha liked to dance. She and Don enjoyed square dancing and their polka was perfection.
She is survived children Jack and Colleen Turner of Bellville, Linda Yoho of North Canton, and Lisa and Jeff Shutt of Mt. Vernon; a daughter-in-law Sue Turner of Mansfield; 16 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; 10 great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son Dale Turner, daughter Marsha (Jim) Duffey; son-in-law Leon Yoho, siblings Vernetta Jenny, Wilda Jones and Jess Winterringer.
A graveside funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 2 pm in Oak Grove Memorial Park. Pastor Aaron Beacom will officiate.
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