The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


March 26, 2014

Mary Turner

REPUBLIC, Mo. — Mary Elizabeth (Miracle) Turner, 89, of Republic, Mo., died Saturday, March 22, 2014.

She was born to the late Mae and Ben Miracle, Dec. 3, 1924, in Newtonia, Mo.

Mary graduated from Midway High School in 1942. She married the late James Turner in December 1942, and they lived for many years on the Turner farm in Stark City, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim; by her parents; by her sisters, Velva, Nadine and Ruby; and her brother, Earl.

Mary is survived by two children, Linda Carter and Danny Turner, both of Springfield. She is also survived by six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; as well as nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. with a memorial service beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 29, in the Berwick Community Church, 30044 Holly Road, Pierce City, Mo., under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Interment will follow immediately in the Berwick Cemetery.

The family are requesting any donations be made to the Republic Senior Center.

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