Virginia Turner


TAYLORVILLE, Ill. -- Virginia M. Turner, 96, of Taylorville, Ill., died at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at her residence.

She was born September 5, 1917, in Taylorville, the daughter of Frank and Georgia Hancock Neikes. On November 25, 1935, she married Richard Leroy Turner at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Taylorville. He preceded her in death on February 4, 1994. Mrs. Turner was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, CD of A, ASC associate of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, a volunteer at St. Vincent Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and spent many hours volunteering at the Taylorville Food Pantry and Meals on Wheels. She retired as the office manager at Spurling, Trost, Grant & Humphrey.

Surviving are her sons, Robert Turner and wife, Nicki, of Defiance, Ohio, and Stephen Turner and wife, Georgann, of Taylorville. There are six grandchildren, Becky Zimmerman, Rob Turner and wife, Christine, Michael Turner, Christine Rivecco and husband, Bob, of Taylorville, Courtney Mohr and husband, Dave, of Chicago, and Cindy Wagner and husband, Mark, of Taylorville; great-grandchildren, Mia Rivecco, Kara Rivecco, Anthony Rivecco, Alex Mohr, Oliver Mohr, Sarah Wagner, Samuel Wagner, Matthew Zimmerman, Jordan Wagner and husband, Matt, Megan Turner, Derek Turner, Kenneth Zimmerman, Caroline Turner, Macy Turner and Jade Turner; great-great-grandchildren, Kamdyn Michael Wagner and Langdyn DeWayne Wagner.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and three brothers, Ed Neikes, Bob Neikes and Eugene Neikes.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, January 20, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Alan Hunter officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville, with a prayer service at 3:45 p.m.

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