Winifred Arlene Turner 1920 - 2015 Manhattan, formerly of Tonganoxie
Winifred Arlene Turner, 94, Manhattan, KS, formerly of Tonganoxie, KS, passed away Wednesday March 25, 2015 at Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan, KS.
Funeral service was 11:30 am Tuesday March 31, 2015 at the Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. The family received friends for 1 hour before the service. Private burial was in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.
She was born September 22, 1920 in McLouth, KS, the daughter of Claude and Myrtle (Cox) Kimmel. She was a graduate of Kansas State Teachers College, Emporia, KS. She taught in one room schools in rural McLouth and in the elementary schools of both Tonganoxie and McLouth. She was the Tonganoxie City Librarian for 26 years. She was the organist for the First Congregational Church, Tonganoxie for many years. The city dedicated the new library building in her honor. She was honored as Tonganoxie “Citizen of the Year” and was very active in many organizations in the community. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert L. Turner July 19, 2008.
Survivors include; one son, Robert D. Turner, Topeka; two daughters, Karen (John) Pence, Manhattan, KS, Sandy Turner, Topeka, KS; two sister-in-laws, Betty Kimmel, Placentia, CA, and Doris Kimmel, Hutchinson, KS.
The family suggests memorials to the Tonganoxie Library, or the First Congregational Church.
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