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Charlene Turner

d. March 10, 2020

Charlene Frances Turner passed away peacefully Monday morning, March 9, 2020 at River Hills Village in Keokuk, Iowa. She would have been 99 on June 17th of this year.

Charlene was born June 17, 1921, Warrensburg, MO, the daughter of James Adam and Carrie Garvey Fickas. She married John W. Turner, 1944, he died in September 2003. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Marion Fickas, her sister, Mildred Ramsey, and grandson, Scott Jenkins.

Charlene graduated Central Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and went on to teach Business subjects in High School at Corder, MO, Athens, IL, and Greenview, IL.

She retired from Indian Point MAPCO, Inc near Athens, IL after 28 years as Accounting Supervisor. Following retirement, she worked as a bookkeeper for H & H Farm Chemicals Warren, IL and Compton Ag Service, Compton, IL. Charlene also did volunteer work at Athens Public Library. She was a member of Indian Point Presbyterian Church, and served as Elder, Clerk of Session, Church Treasurer, and was a member of various committees.

She is survived by two daughters: Sandra (Larry) Jenkins, Hamilton, IL, Nina Gayle (John) Dennis, Morton, IL, five grandchildren, nine great – grandchildren, and three great – great grandchildren.

A visitation for Charlene will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens, IL. A graveside service will immediately follow at 2:00 PM at Joel Hall Cemetery in Athens, IL.

Memorials can be given to the Indian Point Presbyterian Church.







  1. Dear Sandra and Nina Gayle,
    So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. No matter how long we have them with us, we always seem to want more time. Our families were friends for so many years and I’ll always remember the silly New Years’ Eve parties that rotated over the years from house to house. It was one of the few times our parents ever had parities.

    You were so blessed to have your Mother with you for so long, and may your wonderful memories and your faith help to fill the void in your heart.

    Lyla Brown Eggleston

  2. Nina and Sandra,

    Bree called me to tell me of your moms passing. I asked her to let me know when my favorite clients passed away. Your mom was at the top of that list. I knew your mother through work but considered her a good friend. Both of my parents have been gone for many years, I still miss them, but I (and you both) will always have the memories. My prayers are with you during this difficult times.

    Mari Nilhas

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