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Wilma Jean Broughton Turner, widow of Truman Turner who preceded her in death on June 27, 2017 died on January 6, 2018 at her home in Richmond, Kentucky. Born October 6, 1929, in Madison County, she was the daughter of the late Ermine Curtis and Rose Arvin Broughton in Madison County on Dodd Road. She attended the Dodd Road one-room school for seven years after which she graduated from Waco High School and received her BS and MA degrees from Eastern Kentucky University.

She taught at Irvine Grade School about a half a year and then taught third grade at Waco School for 36 years. She still remembered her students in prayer.

She was a member of Viney Fork Baptist Church where she served as pianist for over 60 years. She was active in WMU, Sunday school, VBS, Madison County Teachers Association and Gideons Auxiliary and she also loved to read, travel and farm.

She was preceded in death by her parents and both sisters, Fay Arvin Broughton and Anna Marie Broughton Noble.

She is survived by a niece, Ada Wilson, a nephew Eugene Wilson and his wife Mary, a great nephew John Wilson and a great niece Lauren Wilson all of Richmond, Kentucky. She is also survived by eight first cousins and many others cousins, friends and her pets Creamer and Maggie

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM Wednesday, January 10, 2018, with Bro. Harry Hoover and Bro. Ralph Shepperon officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 8 PM Tuesday at the funeral home.


Pallbearers will be John Wilson, Clint Canterbury, Owen Flynn, Ronnie Colbenson, Luke Honaker, Russ Barclay and Jimmy Green. Honorary pallbearers will be Dale Arvin, Bill Maupin, Don Brattin, Ricky Flynn, Frank Turpin, Glenn Hill, and Harold Richardson Jr.

Donations are suggested to The Gideons International, P O Box 541, Richmond, KY 40475, Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, KY 40403, or to the Oneida Baptist Institute, P O Box 67, Oneida, KY 40972.
Published on January 6, 2018
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