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Virginia Lee Skinner Turner, 99, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 21, 2016, surrounded by her loving children and grandchildren. She was the widow of Leon Turner, her loving husband of 70 years.
Mrs. Turner was born on April 5, 1917, at College Hill and was the daughter of William Franklin and Sudie Lee Quisenberry Skinner. She was a graduate of Trapp High School in Winchester. She retired as Madison County Quarterly Court Clerk and had also been Madison County Judge Pro-Tem under Madison County Judge Robert Turley.
Mrs. Turner was a member of First Baptist Church in Richmond, where she had previously taught Sunday school for 22 years, and was an active member of the Gleaners Sunday School Class and Mary Gullett Circle.
She was an active member of the Madison County Democratic Women's Club and the Country Squares Homemakers Club, and belonged to the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.
Mrs. Turner loved her grandchildren and her family as well as traveling, fishing, and farming, particularly raising Black Angus cattle.
Survivors include: a son, Danny Turner (Dianne), of Richmond; two daughters, Ruby Jo Ward, of Richmond, and Sondra Turner Coomer (Glenn), of Hamilton, Ohio; grandchildren, Scott Coomer (Shelly), Jonathan Ward (Melanie), Joel Coomer (Amy), Jason Ward (Monica), Nick Turner (Sarah), Joey Vorbeck (Anna), Jeannie Vorbeck and Jonathan Vorbeck; 14 great-grandchildren, Laine Coomer, Gage Coomer, Sydney Ziebold, Dalton Ward, Darcye Ward, Ashton Ward, Landon Ward, Braydon Ward, Colton Ward, Eli Turner, Aaron Turner, Michael Souders, Timothy Souders and Keirsten Begley; a sister, Leta Rice, of Richmond; a sister-in-law, Jean Skinner, of Mount Sterling; and many loving nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by: six brothers, Alby, Butler, Elmer, William, Earnest and Russell Skinner; four sisters, Ruby Skinner, Velma Wells, Blanche Back and Elizabeth Billings; and a son-in-law, Johnny Ward.
Funeral service for Virginia Turner will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday, November 28, 2016, at First Baptist Church with Bro. Bill Fort and Bro. David Evans officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons and Eddie Winkler. Honorary pallbearers will be all members and former members of the Gleaners Sunday School Class, the Mary Gullett Circle and the Country Squares Homemakers Club.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, November 27, 2016, at First Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the First Baptist Church, 425 EKU Bypass, Richmond, KY 40475; Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive Berea, KY 40403, or the American Alzheimer's Association, 1065 Dove Run Road, Lexington, KY 40502.
The family would like to thank the nurses, CR nurse's aides and the staff of The Terrace Nursing & Rehabilitation Facility of Berea for their wonderful, compassionate care. A special "Thank You" also is extended to her previous caregivers.
Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published on November 24, 2016
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