Meadville Tribune

June 17, 2013

L. June Turner


HADLEY — L. June Turner, formerly of Lake Road, Hadley, Sandy Creek Township, passed away at 8:10 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Juniper Village at Meadville, where she had been a resident for several years. She was 96.

She was born in Hadley on June 24, 1916, a daughter of the late George Washington and Retta Maskrey Stallsmith. She had been married to Sprague Shook on Sept. 10, 1932, and she subsequently married Rodney H. Turner on Aug. 11, 1979, and he died on Nov. 5, 2001.

June, as she was known to her family and friends, had been employed at Polk State School for 14 years, having retired in 1979. She was of the Methodist faith. She enjoyed doing things with her family, and her other special interests were reading, crossword puzzles, gardening and tending to her house plants.

She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn (Gerald) Arbuckle of Clarks Mills and Linda Reid of Dowell, Md; two sons, Michael (Alma) Shook of Guyana, South America, and Stanley (Suzanne) Shook of South Bend, Ind.; two stepdaughters, Hazel (Richard) Arnold of Greenville and Charlotte V. Turner of Jamestown; a stepson, Larry R. (Linda) Turner of Greenville; a brother, Donald (Lois) Stallsmith of Hadley; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren; several stepgreat-grandchildren and a stepgreat-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; five sisters, Elsie Boyd, Marie Stallsmith, Alice Allen, Eudora Van Dyke and Susie Blackwood; two brothers, Joseph Stallsmith and Andrew Stallsmith; two grandsons, Mitch Reid and Derek Reid; and a son-in-law, James Reid.

Friends may call at Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 3223 Perry Highway, Sheakleyville, on Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. and may share memories and condolences online at

The funeral and committal service will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Timothy Bowser, pastor of Sheakleyville United Methodist Church, officiating.

Interment will be at Stevenson Cemetery.

The family has suggested that memorial tributes may be made to Helping Hands, P.O. Box 145, Stoneboro, Pa. 16153; or to Hospice of Crawford County, 464 Pine St., Meadville, Pa. 16335.