Carol Turner

July 1, 2014 

Carol Lee Turner

Jan. 17, 1952 - June 22, 2014

Carol Lee Turner, 62, of Creighton, died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Crown Care Center in Harrisonville after a seven month battle with cancer.

She was born at Clinton General Hospital in Clinton on Jan. 17, 1952. She was the second child of the late Glen Melvin “Billy” and Elizabeth Bliss “Betty” Jones. Carol graduated from Calhoun High School in 1970, received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Southwest Baptist University in 1974, and received her licensed practical nurse degree from Technical School of Practical Nursing in 1977.

Nursing was her passion and occupation for 20 plus years. Her love for helping others and welcoming personality made her an ideal nurse for all patients at various nursing facilities.

Carol was a strong Christian who lived out her faith on a daily basis. This faith made her an amazing daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend; all have been impacted greatly through their interaction with her.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her father and mother-in-law, Tom and Lucille Turner.

Carol is survived by her husband of 32 years, Billy Ray Turner; four children, son and daughter-in-law Kyle and Kayla Turner of Kimberling City; son Travis Turner of Creighton; step-daughter Lynie Vinyard of Jefferson City; stepson Brian Turner of Cassville. She also is survived by eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.; sister and brother-in-law Mickey and Gary Roberts of Butler; brother and sister-in-law Gary and Kelly Jones of Clinton; sister-in-law Kay Elliott of Exeter, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Linda and Glen Cornell of Willard, and sister-in-law and brother-in-law Becky and Ron Thorton of Fairland, Okla.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. June 25 at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, with burial in Byler Cemetery near Creighton.

Family received friends 6-8 p.m. June 24 at the funeral home.

Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Grace Hospice.

To send the family online condolences, please visit

Arrangements: Dickey Funeral Home, 711 Old 7 Hwy., Garden City, MO 64747; 816-862-6345.

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