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Stephen Turner

Aug 30th, 1944 - Nov 6th, 2017

Funeral:  11 a.m. Saturday, November 11, 2017, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

​Visitation:  6-8 p.m. Friday, November 10, 2017, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Interment:  Elmwood Cemetery


   Stephen V. Turner, age 73, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Monday afternoon, November 6, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.

   He was born August 30, 1944, in Flora, to the late Victor and Lorena Bell “Sis” (Ruger) Turner.  He was united in marriage to Ruby Irene Cooper on March 16, 1968, in Flora, and shared 27 years of marriage with her.  She preceded him in death July 22, 1995.

   Stephen worked early in life as a painter alongside his father, and later was employed by Valley Steel/Jennmar for 25 years, and then Sparton Manufacturing and Xenia Manufacturing.  He enjoyed watching old westerns, and most certainly those starring John Wayne.  All kinds of sports interested him, especially the St. Louis Cardinals along with the legacy of his favorite baseball icon, Stan Musial.  He was also a fan of the Raiders and Cowboys football teams.  Stephen was of the Christian faith, and had been a member at the First Church of God in Flora.

   He is survived by his son: Stephen V. Turner II of Flora; brother: Christopher K. Turner (wife Sandy) of O’Fallon; daughter: Shavonna Jenkins (husband Heath) of Flora, and their son, Trenton (significant other Sophia) and granddaughter, Avisynn, and daughter: Melissa Milner (husband Larry) of Flora, and their sons, Brennon and Blaine; and Shane DeVore’s sons, Skyler and Ashton; as well as nieces and nephews and aunts and uncles.

   He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Ruby Turner; sister: Janice Ann Hudgins; fiancé Sharon DeVore; son: Shane DeVore and his son, Bryce DeVore-Rinehart.

   A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, November 11, 2017, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora with Brother Rodney Payne officiating.  Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery.  A visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Shriners Hospitals for Children. 


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Trudy Zimmerman Stanford

November 7th

I am so so sorry for your loss. Thinking and prayers for all

Nina McVay

November 7th

So very sorry for your loss

Gloria Askew Hankins

November 7th

So sorry for your loss. Remember the good times. He's in a much better place. No pain. Much love to you all

Robert and Sharon Lauderback

November 7th

So very sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many. He was a good man. Prayers for family and friends.

Bud and Linda Martin

November 7th

Shavonna, Melissa and families: We are sorry for your loss. Praying that God will comfort each of you at this difficult time❣️

Mike and Sharon Gray

November 8th

Sorry for your loss. Steve was a nice person and I always enjoyed visiting with him. He was in my (Sharon (Cook) Gray) class at FTHS. Prayers for the family.

Don, Jim, and Judy Ellis

November 8th

We are saddened to hear of Steve's Passing. We will remember him very well. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Family.

Lynne and Fred Gocey

November 8th

Sorry for your loss.

Glenda Cooper

November 9th

Steven I am so sorry for your loss, you were a wonderful son Aunt Ruby would have been so proud of you for taking care of your Dad like you did. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


November 9th

I am sorry for your loss.Many great memories from uncle Steve.

Bud and Johnalee

November 9th

We Are So Sorry To Hear About Steve And How Much He Was Suffering. I Know He Is At Peace Now, But He Is Going To Be Missed And Always In Our Thoughts And Prayers.

Trudy Zimmerman Stanford

November 11th

So sorry for your loss

Jon Masters

November 14th

Sorry to hear of Steves passing. My condolence to the Turner family for your loss!



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