Rosene Gertrude (Pitman) Turner

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Mrs. Rosene Gertrude Pitman Turner, 88, widow of Mr. Bernell Turner of Windsor passed from this life Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at Hospice of Lake Cumberland after a brief illness.

She was born Jan. 11, 1929, in the Cain's Store Community, a daughter of the late James Marion and Nannie Pierce Pitman. On April 21, 1945, she was united in marriage to her husband, Bernell Turner, whom she affectionately nick-named "Turnip." She and Bernell enjoyed 72 years of life together until his passing on Oct 7, 2017. They were the proud parents of a son; Darrell Keith Turner who preceded them in death on July 23, 2016.

Rosene was a retired seamstress of the old Palm Beach Manufacturers of Somerset with more than 40 years of dedicated service. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and making fashion drapes and quilts. Mrs. Turner was of the Baptist faith and a life-long member of Chesterview Baptist Church. She will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved her.
Besides her parents, husband and son she was preceded in death by a brother; James Vernon Pitman; and three sisters, Virginia Luttrell, Euphia Dalton and Thelma Means.

She leaves behind to cherish her precious memories her beloved daughter-in-law, Glenda Turner of Somerset; two grandchildren, Lori Wade and Erin Reece Jones of Fort Wright; a special niece; Donna Means of Russell Springs; a life-long friend, Wilma Jean Bales of Somerset; special friends, Laura Stephens and Margaret Jarvis; her special little baby, "Jill" a Jack Russell dog; and a host of other relatives and friends.

The funeral was Tuesday, Oct. 31, in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home in Somerset with Brother Norman Harper officiating. Interment was in the Mill Springs National Cemetery in Nancy.

Pallbearers were Joe Means, Mark Thomas, Gary Bales, Laura Stephens, Bill White and Jim Henderlight.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements for Mrs. Rosene Pitman Turner.
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Published in The Casey County News on Nov. 15, 2017