PORT ALLEGANY - Eleanore A. Turner, 83, of Laurel Lane, passed away Sunday (March 16, 2014) in Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre as a result of injuries sustained in a fall.
Born Oct. 22, 1930, she was a daughter of Thomas and Berth Astle Kaziska. On Nov. 1, 1947, in Port Allegany, she married H. Clayton Turner, who died Jan. 2, 2001. They were married 54 years.
Eleanore was a lifetime resident of the area and attended Port Allegany High School.
Mrs. Turner had been a Bell Telephone operator in Port Allegany, Bradford and Olean, N.Y., for more than 35 years before her retirement.
She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers, and enjoyed spending time with her family. She loved to gamble at the Seneca Allegheny Casino in Salamanca, N.Y., and also enjoyed bowling for many years.
Surviving are a daughter, Lisa A. Turner of Port Allegany; a son, Howard C. "Rusty" Turner of Washington, D.C.; two grandsons, Zackary Turner of Bradford and Caleb Turner of Port Allegany; a granddaughter, Daphne Daugherty of Port Allegany; two great-grandchildren, Carson Tubbs and Quinn Turner; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, H. Clayton; a brother, Frank A. Kaziska; and four sisters, Mary Lamont, Joyce Mead, Clara Mizzoni and Delores Weaver.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Michael Culver, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Port Allegany, officiating. Burial will be in St. Gabriel Cemetery, Port Allegany.
Memorials can be made to the S.W. Smith Library; or Port Area Ambulance Service.
Condolences can be made at switzerfuneralhome.com.