Margie Arlene Turner Aubrey, Texas
Margie Arlene Turner, 86, formerly of Lawrence, Kansas died Sunday, May 6, at her home in Aubrey, Texas. Celebration of her life will be at Slay Memorial Center in Aubrey at 11:00am Saturday, May 12.
Survivors include son, Terry Turner and his wife Jan of Aubrey, Tx; granddaughter, Tara Wettreich and her husband Mark of Frisco, Tx; grandson, Matthew Turner and his wife Christina of Moore, Ok; sister, Louise Shelton of Monrovia, Ca; and sister, Vera Wright and her husband David of Nampa, Id. Margie was preceded in death by husband, Clifford Turner; parents, Ben and Alice Printy; son, Gary Turner; brother, Charles Printy; and sisters, Coleen Dawson and Mary Lea Liggett.
Margie and Cliff opened Lawrence Furniture with co-owners Ken and Midge Giffin in 1958 and were well-known in the Lawrence community. They moved to McAllen, Tx. in 1973 where they operated a sewing machine store and appliance service center. After Cliff’s death in 1980 Margie returned to Lawrence. She worked part time at Bob’s Bernina and spent much time in Wyoming, Colorado and Arkansas helping to raise her two beloved grandchildren. Margie was known to many of Gary’s coworkers at the Lawrence Post Office as ‘Mom’. She was famous for her homemade candy and keen ability to lend an understanding ear. Margie was a longtime Jayhawk basketball fan and after each season’s final game she would turn off the tv and ask “Now what will we do till next Fall?” ‘Grammie’ will be greatly missed.