Friday, November 27, 2009

Duane J. Turner (November 23, 2009)

Mr. Duane J. Turner, age 85 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 12:45 A.M. Monday November 23, 2009 at the Sidney Care Center. Duane was born March 31, l924 in Chetopa, Kansas. He was the son of the late James & Grace (Wittner) Turner.

Duane was retired as the owner/operator of “Big D’s Printing Co.” of Greenville. He was a veteran of W.W. II serving in the U.S. Army Air Force. A very active member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Greenville and a member of the Church Choir. Also a member of the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion and a Life member of the V.F.W. all of Greenville as well. Also had worked as a Hospice volunteer and played Harmonica for the Hospice Band. Duane was also one of the founding members of the local Optimist Club.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter—Judy Turner; brothers—Loren, Mewburn, Byron, Dale and Estes. Also by his twin sister—Doris Coffee.

He is survived by his wife—Dorothy (Roth) Turner of Greenville. They were married August 23, l945. Also sons and daughters in law—Dennis & Nancy Turner of Dixon, Ill., and Gary & Candice Turner of Ft. Wayne, Ind. Daughters and sons in law—Nancy & Bob Stolberg of Boise, Idaho, Gail & Jim Snyder of Greenville, Joyce & Art Price of Piqua, Janet & Dave McClanahan of Columbus, Ohio and Peggy & Jeff Heinze of Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Also 18 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Sisters—Treva Ballard of Calif. and Shirley Dale of Calif. Numerous nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday November 28, 2009 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Father John R. White officiating. Burial with full military honors by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard will be held at the St. Mary’s Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5 till 8 P.M. in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Prayers being recited at 4:30 at the Funeral Home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to Hospice of Darke County.