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1936 Jean 2022

Jean Turner

December 2, 1936 — November 26, 2022

Mount Pleasant

MOUNT PLEASANT - Erma Jean Turner, 85, of Mount Pleasant died Saturday, November 26, 2022, at Addington Place in Mount Pleasant.

Jean was born December 2, 1936, in Columbus Junction, the daughter of Glenn and Erma (Warner) Ayers. She graduated from Columbus Junction High School in 1955, and continued her education at Iowa Wesleyan College. On September 1, 1956, Jean was united in marriage to Thomas C. Turner in Columbus Junction. The couple moved to Massachusetts for three years while Thomas served in the military. They returned to Mount Pleasant in 1960, making a home for their family. Jean enjoyed playing the saxophone, clarinet, and piano. She loved spending time cooking, baking and quilting. Jean’s grandchildren were the center of her universe. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi, Alpha Xi Delta, and the First Presbyterian Church.

Jean is survived by her daughter Sandy (Bob) Breazeale, of Mount Pleasant; two sons, Larry Turner of Rockford, Illinois, Bill (Aleksandra) Turner of Crawfordsville, Florida; four grandchildren Becca Breazeale of Iowa City, Michael Turner of Tallahassee, Florida, Rachel (Roy) Manfredi of Mount Pleasant, Thomas W. (Megan) Turner of Waukegan, Illinois; three great grandchildren Scarlett, Stella and Griffin Manfredi.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers Edward Ayers, Robert Ayers; and three sisters Louise Walcott, Catherine Hinz, and Ruth Ann Bebb.  

Funeral service will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 3, 2022, at the First Presbyterian Church. Rev. Trey Hegar will officiate. Burial will follow in the Oakland Mills Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday beginning at 1:00 p.m., with the family present to greet friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. A memorial fund has been established for the Alzheimer’s Association, American Cancer Society and the First Presbyterian Church. Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel is caring for Jean and her family.

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Friday, December 2, 2022

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Saturday, December 3, 2022

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