Archive for Wednesday, July 7, 1993


July 7, 1993


Services for Janet C. Turk-Roge, 83, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Episcopal Church with the Rev. John Macauley officiating. Burial will be in McLouth Cemetery.

Mrs. Turk-Roge died Tuesday, July 6, 1993, at a local care home. She moved to Lawrence in 1974 after her husband, Henri Turk-Roge, retired as head of the foreign language department at Pittsburg State University.

She was born March 17, 1910, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of William R. and Marion A. Dick Coulson. Mrs. Turk-Roge received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Kansas University in 1931, a bachelor of music education degree in 1933 and a master's degree in music in 1941. She was a member of KU's piano faculty for 15 years.

She also taught piano at several other colleges and universities, including Mary Hardin-Baylor College, Belton, Tex.; Lindenwood College, St. Charles, Mo.; and Texas Southern University, Houston.

Mrs. Turk-Roge was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and served on the Altar Guild for a number of years. She was a life member of the KU Alumni Association and a member of the Mu Phi Epsilon and Pi Kappa Lambda honorary music fraternities and the Kappa Alpha Theta social sorority.

She married Henri Turk-Roge on Dec. 21, 1946. He died in 1987.

Survivors include a stepson, Charles R. Turk, Baldwin, Mich.

The family suggests memorials to Trinity Episcopal Church, in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

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