Frances L. Turner, age 91 of Mt. Gilead, died on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at the Kingston Residence of Marion. She was born on October 15, 1929 in Windsor Ontario, Canada to the late Thomas J. and Grace E. (Mahony) Lane.
Frances graduated from the St. Claire High School for Girls and went on to get her nursing degree through the Hotel Dieu School of Nursing. She had worked as a registered nurse for the Morrow County Hospital. She had also been the Director of Nursing for the Morrow County Health Department and the founder and Executive Director of Nursing for Hospice of Morrow County.
On September 29, 1969 Frances married William "Tip" Turner and they spent 38 wonderful years of marriage until he passed on March 13, 2008.
If you were to look up the definition of a caring and compassionate person in the Websters dictionary, France's name would be listed. She was a true testament to selfless acts and always gave back to her community.
Frances was a past president of the Morrow County Nursing Association, member of both the Kennel Club of Morrow County and the Morrow County Kiwanis club, past president of the Morrow/Delaware County Mental Health Board. Frances also served on the advisory board for the "Labrador at Your Service", was a past president for the Morrow County Branch of the American Cancer Society and was on the state advisory board for "Reach to Recovery".
Some of Frances greatest work she did was involved with Hospice of Morrow County. She was extremely instrumental with the success of the agency over the years and was always helping out in whatever capacity she could. Frances was also extremely helpful with the Hearts for Hospice auction every year.
Frances is survived by 5 children: Douglas Scott (Debra) Kemp of Perrysburg, Stephen (Linda) Kemp of Stafford, TX, Brian (Amy) Kemp of Troy, Paul (Diana) Kemp of Mt. Gilead and Marion Kay Turner of Marion; a brother, Michael Lane of Vancouver, British Columbia; 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Frances was preceded in death by a son Terry Turner and 3 siblings: Rosemary Lane, Irene Charlton, and Thomas Lane.
A memorial service will be held for Frances at the Sacred Hearts Church with a Celebration of Life to follow at a later date. The day and time for the service will be released once they are set. Gompf Funeral Service in Cardington is honored to have been chosen to assist with Frances's final wishes.
Those wishing to make a contribution on honor of Frances are asked to consider Hospice of Morrow County, 228 South St, Mt Gilead, OH 43338 or the Sacred Hearts Church, 4680 US-42, Cardington, OH 43315
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