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Grace Lavern Turnbull

Published on -11/19/2012, 9:42 AM

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Grace Lavern Turnbull passed away Saturday, November 17, 2012, at the Solomon Valley Manor in Stockton at 100 years of age. She was born September 9, 1912, to Berten D. and Sophia (Trimble) Odle.

Grace attended Locust Grove County School in Phillips County. She was united in marriage to Earl Turnbull April 27, 1930. She and Earl lived on a farm in Rooks County and later moved to a farm in Phillips County where she lived until Earl passed away in November of 1968. She then moved to Stockton in 1970 where she lived until moving to Solomon Valley Manor in March of 2008.

Grace was a member of the Stockton United Methodist Church, VFW Auxiliary and EHU. After moving to Stockton, she worked at Bates' Clothing Store; then Grace enjoyed working as a baker and cook at the Stockton School cafeteria for fifteen years.

Grace enjoyed everything she did. She was always there to help her husband Earl on the farm. Grace always planted a big vegetable garden and many beautiful flowers. She was a great cook and everyone enjoyed her crispy fried chicken, homemade bread, rolls and delicious pies. She taught her grandchildren and great-grandchildren how to make bread and rolls. Grace won many awards for her canning, breads and rolls including winning grand champion several times at the Rooks County Free Fair for her secret-recipe raisin pie. Grace also enjoyed fishing, square dancing, bowling, golf, traveling and playing cards with the grandkids.

Left to cherish Grace's memory are her son Delaine "Bull" Turnbull and wife Wilma of Stockton; daughter Bonnie Denson and husband Joe of Emporia; six grandchildren, Cindy Hageman (John), Cheryl Dunning (Steve), Jan Hageman (Blaine), Jill Turnbull, Carla Fessler (Wayne) and Steve Denson; thirteen great-grandchildren, Lindsey Hageman, Kristen Hageman, Sarah Hageman, Caroline Dunning, Annie Pitts (Bobby), Hunter Dunning, Barton Hageman, Grace Hageman, Hadley Hageman, Hannah Hageman, Jacob Turnbull Gallegos, Gretchen Gragg (Todd) and Ashley Kopecky; two great-great-grandchildren, Ava Grace Kopecky and Everyn Hageman; sister Nellie Barth; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Grace in death are her husband Earl; infant daughter Yvonne; sisters Lula Young, Hazel Miller and Alberta Stone; and brothers Earl Odle, Gale Odle and Lee Odle.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Stockton. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home in Stockton.

Memorials are suggested to Solomon Valley Manor, Stockton United Methodist Church or First Christian Church in Emporia. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.plumeroverlease.com.

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