Norman “Ray” Turner

Mar 14th, 1925 - Aug 26th, 2017


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Wed, Aug. 30th, 2017 5 - 8 pm


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Thu, Aug. 31st, 2017 1 pm


Union Grove Cemetery

Thu, Aug. 31st, 2017

Norman “Ray” Turner

Norman “Ray” Turner, 92, of Pittsburg, passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 7:28 pm at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Ray was born March 14, 1925 in Williamson County the son of Norman and Orpha (Horn) Turner. On August 24, 1962 he married Earlene Dudley in Marion and together they shared over 53 years of marriage until her death on December 2, 2015.

He retired from Olin Mathinson. Ray loved spending time with his family.  He was an avid gardener, always sharing the bounty with his family and friends. When he was younger he enjoyed hunting and fishing.  Ray was a Cardinal’s fan.

Survivors include:

Son – Dan Hendrickson and wife Regina of Marion

Daughter – Judy Deaton and husband Laney of Marion

Daughter – Pam Stapleton of Marion

Daughter – Kim Lee and husband Mike of Pittsburg

Nine Grandchildren;

Cori Ashmore (Monte) of Pittsburg

Kelli Geer (Shannon) of West Frankfort

Cody Deaton (Christina) of Marion

Casey Dunning (Matt) of Carterville

Todd Stapleton of Brownstown

Heath Stapleton of Marion

Jama Stapleton (Anthony Carpenter) of Dongola

Ethan Lee of Pittsburg

Aaron Lee of Pittsburg

Ten Great Grandchildren

Special Nephew – Ed Turner of Vienna

Several special nieces and nephews

Preceded by his Parents, Wife – Earlene Turner, Son-in-law – Jerry Stapleton, Two brothers – Glenn & Lige Turner and Sister – Thelma Ridlen.

Funeral services will be Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 1 pm at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home with Rev. Kenny Blumenstock officiating. Burial will follow in Union Grove Cemetery in Pittsburg.  Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 5 – 8 pm at the funeral home.



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7 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Dave and Becky McGee

    From: Marion , Illinois

    Date: August 28, 2017

    Prayers for you

  • Guest: Mary Smith

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: August 28, 2017

    So sorry to hear about your dad Kim. Thinking about you and your family.

  • Guest: Abby Zwick Hill

    From: Danville, Indiana

    Date: August 28, 2017

    Danny, Judy, Pam, & Kim- My heart breaks for all of you. I am so saddened by your loss. Your dad was one of the most giving men I’ve ever had the honor of knowing. He had a kind heart and was full of life. He always made me feel welcome with his kindness and jokes and always treated me as family. You are blessed to have had such a wonderful dad. He will be missed so much by so many. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Sending many hugs to you all.

  • Guest: Martha and Keith Clendenin

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: August 28, 2017

    Sorry that Ray has passed. We were neighbors for 20 years. I enjoyed visiting with him and Earlene. We talked about gardening, kids, and life, in general. He will be missed.

  • Guest: Georgene Smith

    From: Decatur, Illinois

    Date: August 28, 2017

    Judy, Laney and family: I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you.

  • Guest: Dave and Melinda Wheeler

    From: Marion , Illinois

    Date: August 29, 2017

    Kelli and family- so sorry for your loss. May God give you peace and understanding in your time of sorrow.

  • Guest: Jo Null

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: August 29, 2017

    Kim, I’m so sorry to hear your father passed away. He was a fine man. Used to wait on m daily, years ago, at Log Cabin in Marion. Thoughts n prayers to you n your family!!