Beverley Jane (White) Turner

July 21, 1936-June 4, 2023


Beverley Jane (White) Turner, 86, of Crawfordsville passed away Sunday, June 4, 2023, at Brookdale Carmel Senior Living.

She was born July 21, 1936, in Plymouth, Indiana, to the late John C. and Savannah (Barkley) White.

Beverley graduated from Plymouth High School in 1954 and Purdue University in 1959 with a master’s degree in education from the School of Home Economics. Throughout the years she was a teacher and started out teaching Kindergarten at Walnut Elementary and then home economics at Ladoga High School, then retired from Southmont High School. She loved teaching and loved her students. She was a member of Calvary Chapel, past president of the Extension Homemakers Club, and past president of Volunteers for Mental Health. She loved everything outdoors; gardening, mowing, trimming her trees, and was passionate about volunteering.

She is survived by her children, John Hubert (wife Fawn) Turner of Wisconsin, David Wayne (wife Sally) Turner of New Ross, Robert Eugene (wife Beth) Turner of Crawfordsville and Marcia Lynn Kendall of Indianapolis; sister-in-law Nola White of Ohio; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one on the way; a niece, Savannah (husband Ron) Boege; and two nephews, John (wife Cindy) White and Steve (wife Nicole) White.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter Patricia Ann Turner; sister Judy Albert; brother John White; and grandson Landon Gerald.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 9 at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 10 at the funeral home, with Pastor Ivan Brown and Pastor Dave Keesee officiating. She wanted her students to come and share the crazy stories of her and wanted to remind her students that she will return as a bird. The service will be live-streamed and recorded which can be viewed on her obituary page at Burial will follow at Waynetown Masonic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Volunteers for Mental Health Montgomery County, P.O. Box 491, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

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