Photo courtesy of the Jimmy and Carmen Shane
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Niobrara County Library - John Turner (June 7, 1870 - January 9, 1944)

John Turner (June 7, 1870 - January 9, 1944)

The Lusk Herald
January 13, 1944

John Turner Services

The funeral of John Turner was held Wednesday afternoon from the Congregational church at Van Tassel, Rev. Clyde Hampton of Lusk was in charge of the services and burial was made in the Van Tassel cemetery.

Pall bearers were Leonard Seegrist, Ed McKelvey, Johack Magoon, Lawrence Haller, Lawrence Adams and Fred Langdon. Neomi Taylor and Betty Allender, accomapanied by Mrs. Lester Mead, furnished the music.

John Turner was born at Chilicothe, Missouri on June 7th, 1870, the son of Lee and Anna Turner. At the age of about four years he moved with the family to Carrol County, MIdssouri. On May 31st, 1891 he was united in marriage to Miss Jane Bell Rickett. To this union six children were born, three of whom died in infancy.

He is survived by one son, Lee Turner of Van Tassell, and two daughters, Mrs. Elsie West and Mrs. Ethel Seegrist also of Van Tassell. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and four great grand children. His wife preceded him in death on May 30th, 1907. Mr. Turner came to the vicinity of Van Tassell 23 years ago and has made his home here since that time. For the past two years he has been in failing health and passed from this life in the Lusk hospital on January 9th at the age of 73 years, 6 months and 2 days, leaving besides his family many friends and neighbors who held him in high esteem.

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