Martha Anna Turner

Funeral services for Martha Anna Turner, 87, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Dr. Gary W. Teske officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City.

Mrs. Turner died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born Nov. 8, 1923, in Regensburg, Germany, the daughter of Ewald and Martha Anna Kirschner Heegaar. She graduated from high school in Germany.

Mrs. Turner worked in production at Hallmark Cards for over 20 years, retiring in 1988. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, and was a cub scout den mother. She enjoyed snow skiing and swimming, and won several awards while in Germany, and was very artistic and athletic. She was a seamstress, and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and cats.

She married Glenn I. Turner on Oct. 23, 1953, in Ottawa. He preceded her in death in July, 1977. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a son, Glenn I. Turner Jr., and a brother, Heinrich Heegaar.

Survivors include a son, Charles G. Turner II and wife Sonya, Carson City, Nev.; a daughter, Inge M. Housworth and husband Ernest, Lawrence; a sister, Elle Schenk, Regensburg, Germany; and three grandchildren, Elizabeth Anne Turner, Charles Guy Turner III, and Katherine Elaine Turner.

Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, or the American Diabetes Association, in care of the funeral home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Steve and Lydia Dietz...

Inge and Family,

We are thinking you in this time of loss. It is never easy to let go of someone so special.

Inge always spoke so fondly of Martha and the life she led. We will remember her for all of the great stories and accounts.

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Steve, Lydia, Noah and Isaac Dietz

From Penny and Family...

Dear Ingie & Charles and families

We are sorry about your loss it is never easy to lose a loved one, but she is in a better place now and is reunited with friends and family that have passed before her.

Penny will always remember their friendship that has lasted from when we were young thru having families, losing loved ones, having grand children.

Remember the good times you have had with Martha and that will help you get thru this trying time.

We are thinking about you and your families. If you need to talk, give us a call.

Our deepest sympathy,
Penny Newton,
Paul Newton,
Carol Perez,
Jordan Perez

From Familien Weiß, Schenk & Heegaar, Regensburg – Germany...

Dear Inge,
Dear Charles,

We were all deeply saddened to hear about the death of aunt Martha.

We know how difficult this is for you. We all are thinking of you and your families.


Elle Schenk,
Karin Weiß with family,
Bernhard Schenk with family
and Manfred Heegaar
from Regensburg, Germany

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