Connie Turner


Connie Joan Turner, 81, of Ottumwa died October 14, 2021 in Ottumwa.

She was born March 28, 1940 in Ottumwa to Dean Vernette and Dorothy Arlene Ware Conder. Connie married Bruce Allen Turner on March 21, 1959.

A resident of Ottumwa all of her life, growing up, Connie worked at Oliver Ice Cream on south Madison, where she met her future husband, Bruce.

Connie was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, but has attended First Presbyterian Church.

Surviving is her husband, Bruce; their daughter, Teresa Ross; a granddaughter, Donna (Garrett) Ross; 4 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Judy (Steve) Eaton and Sarah (Donnie) Conder both of Ottumwa.

Connie was preceded in death by a son, Douglas Turner.

Visitation will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, October 17th at Reece Funeral Home with the family present to greet friends from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, October 18th at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Hornback officiating. For those unable to attend, the service may be viewed live on the Reece Funeral Home Facebook page. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church or First Presbyterian Church.

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