Obituary: Ann Cecilia Turner

Obituary: Ann Turner
Obituary: Ann Turner

The funeral service for Ann Turner, aged 77 years of Market Rasen, was held at St Peter and St Paul’s Church Owmby by Spital.

The Rev Adrian Smith conducted the service and arrangements were by J Marshall.

Born in Lincoln in June 1935, Ann’s father served in the Army, and as a result of his service of his country some of Ann’s early years were spent overseas in Africa, in settings such as Nairobi, Kenya.

Upon returning to the UK, when Ann was a teenager, the family settled in Hull.

In time, she began working at Needlers’ Sweet Factory, but she was also known to visit Glentworth from time to time, staying with her aunt and uncle.

And it was during one such visit she met Gordon, who was working at Glentworth Scottish Farms.

Ann and Gordon married in July 1958, setting up home at Glebe Farm, Owmby Cliff and then later moving to Cliff Farm Cottages in 1981.

Upon their retirement, Ann and Gordon moved on to Market Rasen to live with their daughter Cathy, taking great pleasure in gardening, as well as taking trips to the local weekly markets.

Ann also enjoyed reading and knitting, hobbies she later gave up due to arthritis.

After Gordon’s death in 2005, Ann enjoyed watching the many antique, cookery and American crime programmes on the television.

Ann was diagnosed with COPD in 2010, resulting in her having to use oxygen 24/7 for the last years of her life.

Family at the service were: Paul Turner and Kay Walsh (son and partner); Cathy Turner and Andrew Barratt (daughter and partner); Jack Wolverson (brother); Betty Wolverson (sister-in-law); Jackie Ferris (niece); Michael Tinker, Sandra Taylor, Pauline Mason, Monica Hunt (cousins); Matthew Tinker, Louise Tinker (half cousins).

Friends at the service were: Mr and Mrs P Arden; Mr and Mrs M Woodall; Mrs A Tindall; Mrs S Flear; Miss J Frost (ATL); Alan and Pat Campion; Veronica Bierlein; Marilyn Coles; Melvyn Jenkins; Sheila Jenkins; Martin Carter; Shelley Clayton; Jacqui Ward; Audrey Ward; Avril Harrison; Hilary Pickering; Miss R E Cade; Lynn Clark; Angela Wilson; Linda Worrell; Sue Thompson; Tracey Dowley (also rep Karen Hill and family; Barbara Firth and also Market Rasen Church of England Primary School).