Archive for Wednesday, July 10, 2002

Obituary: Mildred G. Turney

1926-2002

July 10, 2002

Services for Mildred Genevieve Turney, 75, Kansas City, Kan., will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2002, at Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, Bonner Springs. Burial will be in Bonner Springs Cemetery.

Mrs. Turney died Sunday, July 7, 2002, at her home. She was born Nov. 1, 1926, in Wyandotte County, the daughter of Victor Luther and Rhoda Alvera (Norman) Newman.

She attended Stony Point (South) Grade School and graduated in 1945 from Washington (Rural) High School. She was married to Roy William Turney for 27 years before their divorce in the 1970s.

In her younger years she worked at the cosmetic county at Katz Drug Store on Seventh Street in Kansas City, Kan. After her family's move to western Wyandotte County in the early 1950s, she baby-sat. When her own children were of school age, she worked in the cafeteria at Arrowhead Junior High School. After retirement, she worked part-time for Catholic Charities. In recent years, Turney, a descendant of Moses and Anna Grinter, was a part-time docent and volunteer at Grinter Place State historic Site. She was a member of the Kansas Delaware Tribe of Indians Inc. and Grinter Place Friends Inc. She also volunteered for the RSVP program of the United Way.

Survivors include one son, Ron Turney, Bonner Springs; four daughters, Cheryl Bair, Pittsburg, Kan., Bonnie Clark, Kansas City, Kan., Pat Seman, Tonganoxie, and Karen Turney, Kansas City, Kan.; two sisters, Nadine Berniece Ross, Lakeside, Ariz., and Norma Jean Minnick, Overland Park; a brother, James Eugene Newman, Leavenworth; 10 grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Grinter Place Friends Inc. or the Kansas Delaware Tribe of Indians Inc. Memorial Fund, sent in care of Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, 214 Oak St., Bonner Springs, 66012.

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