Mary Frances (Stanley) Turner

Mary Frances Stanley Turner, 85, of died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at The Oaks at Sweeten Creek.
A native of Decatur, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Fred Arthur Stanley and Anna Borcher Stanley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis "Dan" Turner. They were married Sept. 9, 1946.
Survivors include daughters, Denise Ann (Robert) Thomas of Fairview, N.C., Beverly Jean Turner (Michael) Jones of Fairview. N.C.; and by a daughter-in-law, Mary Turner of Newark, Ill.; two sisters, Gertrude Stanley Martin of California and Barbara Stanley White of Scottsburg, Ind.; a brother, Larry Stanley of Decatur; four grandchildren, Jean Ann Piel of Florida, Steven Piel of Florida, Andrew Thomas of North Carolina and Erin Turner of Illinois; five great-grandchildren, Clay, Megan, Carl, Jessica and Joey and a great-great-grandson soon to arrive.
She was preceded in death by her son, Ellis D. "Butch" Turner Jr.; a sister, Wilma Stanley Cobell and a brother, Fred Stanley.
Graveside services were held at Lorton Cemetery in Cowden, Illinois with Robert Thomas, minister, officiating.
Moran and Goebel Funeral Home in Decatur, Ill. was in charge of arrangements. Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian assisted the family in Fairview, N.C.
An online memorial register is available at
Published in Williston Pioneer on Dec. 6, 2012