John M. Turner, age 82, of Lima died 6:15 p.m., Monday May 9, 2011 at Lima Memorial Health Systems. He was born May 24, 1928 in Lima to Harry and Pearl Rambo Turner. He married Ruth Marie Shobe April 25, 1953 and she preceded him in death May 5, 2007.
Mr. Turner had worked for the Ohio Dept. of Transportation Bridge Dept. He was a member of the Am. Legion Post 96 having served with the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Turner enjoyed camping, country and polka music and his 5 children: Cheryl, Melanie, Lisa, JM and Tracy.
Survivors include 5 children: Cheryl Turner of Lima, Melanie Suarez of Lima, Lisa (Jeff) Collins of Chillicothe, OH, JM (Rhonda) Turner of Lima and Tracy Davis of Lima, a brother: Robert (Arbutus) Turner of Sparta, TN, a sister Mary (Morris) Lehman of Lima, 13 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by 7 brothers and sisters: Charles Turner, Harry Turner, JR., Helen Geotz, William Turner, Dick Turner, Howard Lee Turner and June Turner.
No Public services of visiting hours are planned.
Memorial contributions may be given to Midway East Neighborhood Assoc.