Charlene Turner

Charlene Frances Turner passed away peacefully Monday morning, March 9, 2020 at River Hills Village in Keokuk, Iowa. She would have been 99 on June 17th of this year.

Charlene was born June 17, 1921, Warrensburg, MO, the daughter of James Adam and Carrie Garvey Fickas. She married John W. Turner, 1944, he died in September 2003. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Marion Fickas, her sister, Mildred Ramsey, and grandson, Scott Jenkins.

Charlene graduated Central Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and went on to teach Business subjects in High School at Corder, MO, Athens, IL, and Greenview, IL.

She retired from Indian Point MAPCO, Inc near Athens, IL after 28 years as Accounting Supervisor. Following retirement, she worked as a bookkeeper for H & H Farm Chemicals Warren, IL and Compton Ag Service, Compton, IL. Charlene also did volunteer work at Athens Public Library. She was a member of Indian Point Presbyterian Church, and served as Elder, Clerk of Session, Church Treasurer, and was a member of various committees.

She is survived by two daughters: Sandra (Larry) Jenkins, Hamilton, IL, Nina Gayle (John) Dennis, Dahinda, IL, five grandchildren, nine great – grandchildren, and three great – great grandchildren.

A visitation for Charlene will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM. A graveside service will immediately follow at 2:00 PM at Joel Hall Cemetery in Athens, IL.

Memorials can be given to the Indian Point Presbyterian Church.






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