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     Charlene Lynn Turner, age 64, of Lamar, passed away at 1:50 a.m. Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at St. John’s Medical Center in Joplin following a short illness.


     Charlene was born December 11, 1944, at St. Francis, Kansas, to Emil and Dorma (Shaul) Schorzman.  She graduated from Lamar High School in 1962 and was married the following September 30th to Harold Quarles.  Harold died in a car accident May 30, 1969, the day their second son was born.  On August 12, 1972, at Independence, Missouri, Charlene married Leslie H. Turner and they owned and operated Lamar Hardware – Gamble’s Store for 17 years.  Charlene had also worked at the Blue Top Restaurant and O’Sullivan Industries for many years.  In recent years, she had been a loving child-care provider in her home until ill health forced her to retire.  She was an active member of the Lamar Eagles, enjoyed crocheting, fishing, and most of all, spending time with her grandchildren. Charlene had attended Oakton United Methodist Church and Lamar United Methodist Church.


     Survivors include her husband, Les, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul & Cindy Turner and Eric & Kellie Turner, all of Lamar; her mother, Dorma (Schorzman)  & Seth Bradley, Lamar; a sister, Donita & Larry Kidd, Chesterfield, Missouri; ten grandchildren, Chris Mitchell, Sam Mitchell, Michael Turner, BreAnna Ware, Ashley Turner, Kale Turner, Mykela Passley, Macy DeFratus, Kara Turner, and Seth Duncan; two great-grandchildren, Emersyn Ware and Damian Mitchell; and a large extended family.


     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 6th, at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Friday.  Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.


     Memorial contributions are suggested to the charity of the donor’s choice in care of Daniel Funeral Home.



#16 i will miss her!Joel Miller son of Jocelyn Hu 2009-07-02 03:25
I only rember a few times meeting her but i know it was more then that...i know she is in a better place and looking down saying that she hopes we all are doing better getting better, looking forward, and doing our best......... best wishes to all who i have not met...i just barley found this...look forward and only me at email---- --------

Joel Miller
#15 Springfield, MoBob and Marilyn Couch 2009-06-18 08:00
Just learned of Charlene's passing. She was a good and thoughtful lady, and I know she will be missed greatly. You are in our thoughts.
#14 Galena,KansasMarlene Boyd 2009-06-07 20:36
Les was so shocked to hear about Charlene Wish I could of come Saturday but I had to work. Will try to stop by when I come to Lamar.
#13 Lamar,MOBrian and Stephanie Wright 2009-06-07 09:08
Charlene just brightend the room. She was such a wonderful lady. She will be missed. So sorry to hear of your loss.
#12 Vancouver, WAJim Berthot 2009-06-05 08:34
I am saddened to learn of the passing of Charlene. My thoughts and prayers are with Les and the family.
#11 Lamar, MOLandon, Dana, & Drayton 2009-06-04 20:40
We are so sorry for your loss. Charlene was an amazing lady! We feel blessed to have had her as part of Drayton's life. He loves his Meme and Poppy! I asked him if he wanted to say anything to Poppy and he said "I know Meme is in Heaven and she will take care of all of my pets that are in Heaven." We are fortunate for the time that Drayton spent with Meme and we will miss her greatly.
#10 Overland Park, KansasLarry & Yvonne Feezell 2009-06-04 20:03
So sorry to lose Charlene. She was one of the good ones of our graduating class. Her upbeat attitude, frendliness, and openness always struck the right note and continues to impress both Yvonne and I after 45+ years. I hate to see us lose her - she was one of a kind, and a kind that we need more of, not less. Our prayers are with the family.
#9 Chesterfield, MOEarl & Donita Kidd 2009-06-04 17:40
Our deepest sympathies to Les,Paul, Eric and Dorma Bradley on the loss of their wife, mother and daughter. Donita will miss the visits and phone calls to her sister.
Earl & Donita (Schorzman) Kidd
#8 Webster Groves, MOGregory Kidd 2009-06-04 17:26
Les, Paul & Eric,

I'm sorry to hear about the passing of Aunt Charlene and that I cannot be there. It seems like yesterday that I was coming to see you in Oak Grove for the summer and I remember the good times I had with you and my aunt. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
#7 Wray, CORick and Deb Schorzman and fam 2009-06-04 11:45
So sorry to hear about cousin Charlene. All of you are in our hearts and prayers.

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