Obituary of Betty Jean Turner
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Betty Jean Turner passed away on Sunday August 14, 2022. She was born on September 20, 1929, in Liberal, MO to Wilbur Glen and Novella (McClendon) Venable. Betty graduated from Levasy High School in 1946 at the age of 16. She married Lloyd Gilliam on April 17, 1948, and William Junior Turner on December 15, 1963. She started working at Sears & Roebuck Co., in Kansas City, MO and then worked at Ford Motor Company in North Kansas City, MO before she joined Heet Gas Co., in Liberal, MO where she remained for many years. Betty was known for her style. She was always neat and put together with matching accessories. She loved old Country Music and dancing especially jitter bugging with her sisters. Betty was also known for her generosity. She enjoyed visiting with old friends and going home to Levasy where she would drive around visiting familiar sites andreminiscing. Betty loved and was dedicated to her family. Her grandsons held a special place in her heart. Betty is survived by her son Ted Turner; grandson Seth Turner; and great grandson River Turner all of Peculiar, MO. She is also survived by her sisters Vivian Duke of Olathe, KS, Sandra (Lee) Porter of Liberal, MO, and Joni (Harold) Ethington of Independence, MO; and brother Carl (Pat) Venable of Liberal, MO, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family. She is preceded in death by her husbands; parents; siblings Nettie Lou Cessna, Wilbur “Bud” Venable Jr., and Glenna Rogers; brothers-in-law Riley Duke, Earl Rogers, and Al Cessna; and sister-in-law Wilma “Dean” Venable. A visitation will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday August 20, 2022, followed by an 11:00 AM service at Konantz Warden Funeral Home.