Born Aug. 12, 1921, in Floyd County, Ky., a daughter of the late Cula Collins Spencer, she was employed at Dairy Queen in Waverly with over 50 years of service. She was a member of Lucasville Eastern Star, was active in Rainbow Girls and Demolay Boys; she was a former 4-H adviser, a member of Teays Valley Cloggers and was a flower and music lover.
She is survived by four daughters, Linda (Richard) Vulgamore of Lucasville, Lana Prince of Lucasville, Judy (Harry) Steele of Lucasville, and Flo Turner of Minford; six grandchildren, Christy Steele, Robert (Dixie) Vulgamore, Melinda Vulgamore, Mary Judith (Randy) Garmon, Kevin Prince and Kelly (Donna) Prince; six great-grandchildren, Kyle Prince, Shannon Callihan, Tommy Callihan, Heidi Callihan, Amber Vulgamore, and Andrew Jenkins; four great-great-grandchildren, Dillon, Darren, Haley and Caleb Callihan; two brothers, Harold (Dottie) Collins and Paul (Bernice) Collins; two sisters, Virginia (Elmer) Gibson and Phyllis Brigner; and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Garvis G. Turner, on June 11, 1999, whom she married Oct. 16, 1937; two brothers, William Collins and J.D. Collins; and one son in infancy, Billy Tom Turner.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, at Salisbury Cemetery near Stockdale, with Harold Collins and Paul Collins officiating. Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford.