Verna Turner


August 25, 2011 - 12:00 AM

Verna L. Turner, 61, of LaHarpe died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, at her home.
Verna was born Feb. 13, 1950, in Iola, to Vernon and Lois (McAtee) McCollam. She grew up traveling with her mother and stepfather who was in the service.
On Dec. 15, 1989, she married Jack L. Turner, and they made their home on South Washington in Iola until their home flooded in 2007 and they moved to LaHarpe. He died on Nov. 16, 2009.
Verna has worked as a supervisor at Tramec in Iola for almost 20 years.
She is survived by her four children, Jennifer Mallette, Iola, Stephanie Gregg and her husband, Gabe, Iola, Patrick Long, Gas, and Brent Long and his wife, Heather, Iola; a stepson, Marty Turner and his wife, Marta, Olathe; her mother-in-law, Marjorie Cantrell, Iola; eight grandchildren, Cory Culler, Devin Culler, Jordan Long, Lexie Long, Quentin Mallette, Addison Mallette, Colin Long and Emily Long, all of Iola; one great-granddaughter, Emilee Mumbower, Fort Scott; and two stepgrandchildren, Mark and Madelyn Turner.
She was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Cindy Turner.
Family and friends will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel in Iola for visitation before leaving for Highland Cemetery in Iola for graveside services at 2 p.m. Chaplain Lloyd W. Houk will officiate.
Memorials to Allen County Hospice may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences for the family may be left at

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