Mabel Turner

Mabel Turner

Mabel Rose Turner was born on April 12, 1930 and peacefully went to her heavenly home on August 20, 2019. Mabel was the fifth of thirteen children born to the late Delbert and Myrtle Murphy Rose of Chestnut Flat, Kentucky.

She was preceded in death by three of her brothers: Virgil Rose, Lloyd Rose, Vester Rose, and six of her sisters: Margaret Spivey, Alpha Turner, Ilean Harrison, Annette Morris, Evelyn Marcum and infant sister Violet.

She is survived by three siblings: Geraldine Isaacs, Carl Rose, and Mildred Moore. 

Mabel was also preceded in death by her childhood beau and husband of sixty-three years, Dewey Turner. She is survived by their two sons, Dearl (Janet) Turner of Berea, Kentucky and Earl (Ellen) Turner of Georgetown, Kentucky. 

Mabel loved and helped care for three generations of her grandchildren. She was simply called Granny by her three surviving granddaughters: Pamela Jo Hays, Melissa Lynn (David) Richardson, and Sherry Ann (Greg) France. Then, just when Mabel thought her rocking chair could take a break, she became Granny Mabel to her six surviving great grandchildren: Jordan Lane (McKenzie) Hays, Cheyenne Paige Amon, Dearl Hunter France, India Alese Hays, Olivia Brenn Hays, and Gavin Reid France. Her final title of Nanny Granny came with the birth of her great great grandchild, Railee Mabel Amon, or as Mabel would smile and call her…Little Wampus Cat. Mabel also welcomed five bonus grandchildren into her family: Aaron Richardson, Dawson Richardson, Mike Whitcomb, Mark Whitcomb, and Sheri Nash along with a host of honorary family members who cared for her at the Berea Health Care Center.

For eighty-nine years, Mabel was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt for her loving family. She made a home and kept it well for those she loved.

Mabel’s funeral service will be held Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Lakes’ Funeral Home, Berea, Kentucky. Visitation will be 11:00 am-1:00 pm for the public with the funeral service following the visitation. Brother Greg Rose will be officiating the service with music by Anthony Miller. Interment will be the Murphy-Rose Cemetery located at Chestnut Flat, Kentucky.

Pallbearers: Gordon Lakes, Ben Morris, Darrel Isaacs, Don Amon, Hunter France, and Jordan Hays along with honorary pallbearers: David Richardson, Greg France, Carl Rose, Nolan Powell, and Marshall Powell.

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