Meadville Tribune

February 28, 2014

Mary E. Turner

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Mary E. Turner, 89, of Meadville and a resident of Wesbury United Methodist Community, died there Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014.

She was born in Erie on Sept. 24, 1924, a daughter of George and Mary Phillips Miller. She married Clarence Turner on Aug. 16, 1942, and he preceded her in death May 21, 1998.

She was a graduate of Randolph High School and worked first at Wolfe’s Store, then Trasks (predecessor to Carlisle’s and Peebles Department Store) and then at Talon Inc. She was a member of First Christian Church and enjoyed fishing, cross stitching and sewing.

She is survived by two daughters, Sonja Mosbacher and her husband, James, of Saegertown and Pamela Shouey of Meadville; three sisters, Gail Trace of Meadville, Evelyn Reed of Erie and Kay Derrough of Canada; four grandchildren, Duane Mosbacher and his wife, Julie, Michelle Young and her husband, Alan, Heidi Albaugh and her husband, Shawn, and Ashley Shouey; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Gary Turner; a son-in-law, Gary Lee Shouey; two sisters, Edith Anderson and Virginia Kaylor; a half-sister, Genevieve Jewett; and two half-brothers, Edgar and Floyd Miller.

Calling hours are today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, 581 Chestnut St., Meadville.

The funeral and committal service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Roger Smith of First Christian Church officiating.

Interment will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

The family suggests memorials may be made to First Christian Church, 503 N. Main St., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Memories and condolences may be shared at