Williamsburg-Nancy Louise Turner was born August 7, 1937 in Knoxville, Iowa, the daughter of Raymond and Thurlene (Agan) Shilling. She grew up in the Knoxville area and graduated from Knoxville High School then attended Kirkwood College. Nancy was united in marriage to James Dale Turner on September 4, 1959 in Des Moines. They lived in Des Moines, Carlisle and Conrad before moving to Williamsburg in 1973. Nancy worked as Assistant Vice President of Operations for Farmers Trust and Savings Bank in Williamsburg for 20 years retiring in 1992. She enjoyed watching Iowa Hawkeye basketball and football, the Cubs and attending the grandchildren's activities. She was a member of the Iowa Women's Bankers Association. Nancy resided at the Highland Ridge Care Center, after Jim's death in 2008. She passed away Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the Highland Ridge Care Center with her son's by her side at the age of 80 years.
She is survived by two sons: Andrew (Lisa) Turner of Bloomington, IL and Christopher (Kayleen) Turner of Camanche; four grandchildren: Brent Turner, Brittany Turner, Karissa (Michael) Handley and Kiana Turner; a great grandson: Declan James Handley; three brothers: Gary Shilling, Don (Linda) Shilling and Tom (Sue) Shilling all of Knoxville. Also survived by many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a brother Richard Shilling.
A Celebration of Life Service will be 3:30 pm on Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg, where there will be visitation following from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Graveside services will be 11:00 am on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the Carlisle Cemetery in Carlisle. In lieu of flowers memorials are for Multiple Sclerosis research or Safe Haven of Iowa County.
The family would like to thank the Mercy Hospital Doctors and Nurses along with Highland Ridge Staff for the care and compassion that Nancy received through out her stay.
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I’m so sorry to learn of Nancy’s passing. I realized it had been a long time since I’d heard from her on Facebook. I will try to get this message to the Weidners, Buddenhagen’s, and Linda Sievers. Frank and I are so sorry. She was an admirable woman, setting an example for all. We’re so sorry we missed her memorial service. Our condolences to all of her family. Lucille Walter
enjoying a visit in 2013
Sending love and prayers for comfort in this time of grieving. I was so sad to hear of Nancy's passing. We were privileged to visit her in 2012 and again in 2013. I have so many fond memories of our growing up years in Knoxville, and grateful we could keep in touch on face book in our later years. She was strong and beautiful, and so cheerful and giving. She loved sharing news about all of you and your accomplishments. I have posted some old time photos on my page if you would like to see some of the great-grandparents, and wedding photos of your mom and dad. I was thrilled to have Nancy wear my wedding dress for her wedding, and to be a part of the service. Many happy memories to help with the sadness in her passing. I will make a donation to MS in her memory. Cousin Rosemary Miller
I am so sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. She was a friend to my parents and I got to know her when my parents were at Highland Ridge.
Sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts. Rick Shilling and family
So sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. May she rest in peace.
Lisa & Jeff Slaymaker
My deepest sympathies to you, Chris and Andy, and to your families. Your parents were such a huge part of our lives, truly dear friends. I loved them both. Losing the second parent just sucks and I am sorry for the pain you feel. Remember the good times - often! Your parents were so proud of you, always boasting of you, your wives, your kids. I will always hold them, and you, in my heart with wonderful fond memories.
Very truly yours,
Diana Headley Richardson
Andy and Chris, your mom was one of a kind. I can still see her in the stands supporting us and cheering us on. Even through her disease she kept such a positive attitude and was a role model for many. I visited her at Highland Ridge a couple years ago and as always she was positive and we enjoyed talking about the past and the memories we had. I have not seen you in many years Chris and Andy however I can tell you your mom was very proud of who you were what you became and the family's you had. Keeping you in my prayers that God keeps you in the palm of his hand through this tough tough time. Blessings always Melanie Heitman Nelson
So very sorry for your loss. Nancy was a wonderful person with a heart of gold. May God bless you.
Dear Chris, Andy and family... oh how I loved your dear mom! I have known her since 1968 where sometimes she and my parents were the only ones cheering the Comets on in the stands! And of course your dad has always, and will always carry a special place in my heart! Your mom was so sweet and gentle and always carried her lot in life with such dignity. I loved her heart and her spirit, as she loved her family, followed her grandkids and blessed others with her presence and friendship. I will miss her! YOU BOYS... from cops and robbers on the softball bus till now, I have always loved you from afar. Honor your mom's life with a humble love for others and I pray a sweet blessing on you and yours... Kathleen Proescholdt Goodman
So sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. She was truly an inspiration & will be missed by all who knew her. Will miss our short visits at Highland Ridge. Your family has our sincere sympathy.
Judy & John Lillis
Kayleen, we are so very sorry to learn of the loss of your mother in law, sending prayers of peace and comfort to you all. So sorry Chris for your the loss of your mom and the kid's grandma. If she was anything like the rest of your family, I am sure she was a "jewel" in the "CROWN of OUR LORD. God bless.. We all love you, Kayleen.
Chris, I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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