Virginia M. Turner, 96, of Taylorville, IL died at 5:10 pm, Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at her residence.

She was born September 5, 1917 in Taylorville, the daughter of Frank and Georgia Hancock Neikes. On November 25, 1935 she married Richard Leroy Turner at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville. He preceded her in death on February 4, 1994. Mrs. Turner was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church , C.D.of A., ASC Associate of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, a volunteer at St. Vincent Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and spent many hours volunteering at the Taylorville Food Pantry and Meals on Wheels. She retired as the office manager at Spurling, Trost, Grant & Humphrey.

Surviving are her sons: Robert Turner and wife Nicki of Defiance, OH and Stephen Turner and wife Georgann of Taylorville. There are 6 Grandchildren: Becky Zimmerman, Rob Turner and wife Christine, Michael Turner, Christine Rivecco and husband Bob of Taylorville, Courtney Mohr and husband Dave of Chicago, Cindy Wagner and husband Mark of Taylorville. Great Grandchildren: Mia Rivecco, Kara Rivecco, Anthony Rivecco, Alex Mohr, Oliver Mohr, Sarah Wagner, Samuel Wagner, Matthew Zimmerman, Jordan Wagner and husband Matt, Megan Turner, Derek Turner, Kenneth Zimmerman, Caroline Turner, Macy Turner, and Jade Turner. Great-Great Grandchildren: Kamdyn Michael Wagner and Langdyn DeWayne Wagner. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and three brothers: Ed Neikes, Bob Neikes, and Eugene Neikes.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am Monday, January 20 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Fr. Alan Hunter officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Sunday at McClure Funeral Home with a prayer service at 3:45.

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