Archive for Wednesday, July 24, 1996


July 24, 1996


Washington, D.C. -- Graveside services for Frances Gathright Turbiville, 82, Lawrence, Kan., will be at 11 a.m. July 31 at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington.

Mrs. Turbiville died Monday, July 22, 1996, at her home in Lawrence.

She was born March 20, 1914, in Richmond, Va., the daughter of Wilburn Mortimer and Frances Hill Gathright.

Mrs. Turbiville lived for many years in Tampa, Fla., where she was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church. She moved frequently with her husband, a career Army officer, and they lived in several places in the United States and Germany. She was active in Army community activities and volunteer work over three decades, including long service as a hospital "Gray Lady." She was an active painter and sketcher throughout her life.

After her husband retired, they lived in Williamsburg, Va., where Mrs. Turbiville was a member of Bruton Parish Episcopal Church and continued hospital and other community volunteer work. She moved to Lawrence in October 1993.

She married Graham Hall Turbiville in 1938 in Tampa. He died Feb. 25, 1987, in Williamsburg.

Survivors include a son, Graham H. Turbiville Jr., Tonganoxie.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice Care in Douglas County or the U.S. Army Fisher House Assn., which provides support to families of seriously ill soldiers. They may be sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, who is in charge of local arrangements.

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