Graveside services for Armilda Yvonne ‘Bonnie’ Beebe Turner, 85, Lawrence, will be at 11 am Thursday at Oak Hill Cemetery, with Pastor Don Ogden officiating. Mrs. Turner died Sunday, June 29, 2014, at her home.
She was born Apr. 3, 1929, in Lawrence, the daughter of William Albert and Evelyn Erwin Beebe. She attended Lawrence schools. She lived in Fort Smith, Ark, from 1949 to 1953, before moving to California, where she lived for 23 years and worked in and managed a drapery shop, a General Telephone Co. supervisor, and an electronic supervisor in Long Beach, Calif. and Costa Mesa, Calif. before returning to Lawrence. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, quilting, travel, fishing, and writing poems, several of which were published.
She married Donald P. Turner Sr. on Apr. 22, 1983, in Oskaloosa. He survives of the home. Other survivors include two daughters, Sally Thompson, Bryan, Tex., and LaciLinn Turner, of the home; three step daughters, Vicki Ramirez, Brenda Clark, and Susan Wiedeman; a sister-in-law, Nora Beebe, Paragould, Ark.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Hallie May Cool, three brothers, Billy, Glenn, and Rollie Beebe, and two sister-in-laws, Laura Dean-Beebe, and Lorene Beebe-Roberts.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Visiting Nurses, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.
Messages & Condolences
My prayers and condolences. I haven’t seen my Aunt Bonnie in so many years. I can always remember how she was so happy to see me and my sister each time we visited her. God received another angel when he called her home and she may be gone but will never be forgotten.
I’m so sorry for your loss! Bonnie was a very loving and caring aunt. I will miss her dearly! I wish I could be there with you all. Please give my condolences to Laci & Sallie. I miss you all! Please take care and in touch. Give bonnie a big kiss on the cheek for me.
Love Patty Jane
I’m so sorry to hear that such a wonderful soul has left us behind, she will always be remembered as loving and family oriented. It’s been some time that I have had the chance to spend with aunt Bonnie, she will be missed.
Don and Laci Linn, I am so deeply sorry for your loss! Aunt Bonnie was always a sweet and loving woman, someone I have always thought fondly of and hoped to recomnect with. It is very unfortunate that I never had the chance but she will never be forgotten and will live on through the many of beautiful memories she has made with the people she has touched throughout her life time. Keeping you both in my thoughts and wishing you the best! Sent with love and deepest sympathies, Sarah
Don, so very sorry to hear about your loss, Bonnie (Granny) was an amazing woman and she will be greatly missed. Keeping you and LaciLinn in my prayers.
Lots of Love,
Don, Laci Linn, an Sallie: My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Ms. Bonnie will be missed. If you need to get ahold of me my # is 785-438-9690. God bless all of you respectfully, Waunita Runyan
Don,Susan,Vickie and Brenda. am so sorry for your loss. You have a special angel looking over you now. we wANTEd you all to know we are thinking about you and the girls.
if you need anything please let me know ‘
we are here for you all.
Denise and Barry
Sending my condolences many Blessings to you Don, Have known you and Bonnie a very long time. May her spirit be lifted up with Peace and Harmony. With lots of love Phyllis
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