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Virginia L. Turner, 79, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013, at her home in Ottawa, Kan., with her family by her side.

Funeral services are planned for 10 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Dengel & Son Mortuary. Friends may pay their respects to Virginia 9 a.m. Wednesday to the service hour at Dengel & Son Mortuary, where the family will meet with friends 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Interment is set for Highland Cemetery, Ottawa, Kan.

Virginia was born Friday, Feb. 9, 1934, the daughter of Fred T. and Jennie (Dunn) Carlson.

She had lived in Ottawa since 1951 moving from Wellsville, Kan.

She graduated from Wellsville High School with the class of 1951.

Virginia was united in marriage Nov. 4, 1955, with Eldon Turner in Edgerton, Kan.

Virginia was not only a homemaker, but also worked on a dairy farm and was a school bus driver. She worked at Food Town Grocery Store and Safeway as a meat cutter, both in Ottawa, at Safeway as a manager in the meat department, in Osawatomie, as well as owned and operated Sand Creek Restaurant and Virginia’s Hill House, both in Ottawa, Virginia’s Café, in Wellsville, and owned and managed several rental properties.

For many years, she was active in the Methodist church and Franklin County Cancer Foundation. She was a member of the Union Chapel Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Eldon Turner, of the home; five daughters, Jo Mazzetta and husband, Eldo, Rae Warren and husband, Steve, Lou Baker and husband, Jeff, Tracy White and husband, David, and Gale Hoyt and husband, Scott, all of Ottawa; 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sister, Linda Niccum and husband, Archie, and family, Gardner; sister-in-law, Doris Sullivant and family, Lawrence; and sister-in-law, Jean Flory and family, Lawrence.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Jennie Carlson; and father and mother-in-law, Louis and Grace Turner.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Franklin County Cancer Foundation or Midland Hospice through Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa KS 66067.

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