Elizabeth Turner

OSWEGO — Elizabeth I. “Liz” Turner, 66, of rural Oswego passed away at 8:46 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on July 2, 1954, in Oswego to Edward and Kathleen (Kenworthy) Schmidt. She grew up in Oswego and graduated from Oswego High School in 1972. She attended Labette County Junior College and Emporia State University.  

On June 16, 1973, Liz and Daniel J. Turner were united in marriage at Mother of God Catholic Church in Oswego. They made their home in Oswego where Mrs. Turner worked as the librarian at the Oswego Public Library for over 40 years. In addition, she cooked at Service Valley Elementary School and also worked as a housekeeper.  

Liz was a member of Mother of God Catholic Church and its Altar Society and played the church organ for many years. She served as a sponsor for the Catholic Youth Organization. She also served on the USD 504 school board, was a member of the Librarian’s Guild and belonged to Beta Sigma Phi. Liz enjoyed helping others and delivering books to shut-ins. She also enjoyed sewing and gardening. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family.  

Survivors include her husband, Dan Turner of the home; a son, Randy Turner and wife Stacy of Neosho, Missouri; two daughters, Vicki Turner of Tulsa and Elisa Turner of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; three grandchildren, Katelynn Sanger, Andre Hayes and Trey Turner and his wife, Lexi; a great-grandson, Bryant Sanger; a brother, Edward Schmidt and his wife, Rosa, of Oswego; a sister, Meg Schneickert of Parsons; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, William “Bill” Schneickert.

Cremation has taken place, and a private funeral mass and rosary will be held at Mother of God Catholic Church in Oswego. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons to sign the register book.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Friends of the Oswego Library or to USD 504 and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS 67357.  

Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com

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