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Cynthia Diane Turner-Ford 1946 - 2009 Pensacola, Fla.

Pascagoula, Miss. — A funeral service for Cynthia Diane Turner-Ford, 62, Pensacola, Fla., took place Wednesday at the Arlington Heights Baptist Church in Pascagoula. Graveside services followed at Sunset Cemetery in Richton.
Ms. Turner-Ford died Friday, July 24, 2009, in Pascagoula.
She was born Aug. 25, 1946, in Chalmette, La., the daughter of Pete and Lucille Turner.
Ms. Turner-Ford graduated from Shawnee Mission West High School in 1964. She attended Baker University from 1964 to 1967. She also attended Central Missouri State University, Centenary College in Shreveport, La., and earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 1986 and a master’s degree in library science in 1987 from Kansas State University.
In Kansas, Ms. Turner-Ford taught second grade at McLouth Elementary from 1986 to 1993, was a librarian at Butcher Elementary in Emporia from 1993 to 1996, and was a librarian at Burlington Elementary School from 1997 to 2004. She then moved to the Pensacola, Fla., area and had been a librarian at Lincoln Park Elementary School since 2004.
She married Robert Merlin Ford on Sept. 3, 1967, in Baldwin City, Kan. They divorced in 2003. He survives, of Baldwin City.
Other survivors include her father, Pascagoula; two sons, Mike Ford, Baldwin City, and Ryan Colin, Emporia; two sisters, Dolores Nolen, Pascagoula, and Cheryle Avery, Gautier, Miss; a brother, Gary Turner, Houston; and a grandson.
The family suggests memorials to Arlington Heights Baptist Church for Joyful Hearts Sunday School Class, sent in care of O’Bryant-O’Keefe Funeral Home, 4811 Telephone Road, Pascagoula, MS 39567.
Online condolences may be sent at obryantokeefe.com.