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Anna Louise “Sis” (McKinney) Turner



Memorial Contributions

West Branch Alumni

Scholarship Fund

3858 Miller Dr

West Branch, MI 48661

Porter Hills Foundation

4450 Cascade Rd SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Emmanuel Hospice

2161 Leonard St NW

Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Anna Louise “Sis” (McKinney) Turner, age 99, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at her home at Porter Hills Village in Grand Rapids, MI. Sis was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who cherished her family and was an inspiration to all who knew her. Sis was born November 1, 1919, in Springfield, Ohio, to Otho and Louise Turner who preceded her in death. She is now reunited with her beloved husband of 33 years, Dr. Charles “Mick” Turner, who passed away on February 6, 1976. Sis will be lovingly remembered by her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Peg Turner; her granddaughters and their husbands, Amy and Nick Thole and Tracy and Bob Wolford; and her great-grandchildren, Alex, Drew, Lauren, Michael, and Peter. She was also preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law, Admiral William and Hertha “Bobby” McKinney. Sis was a graduate of Muskingum College in New Concord, OH, where she was the homecoming queen in 1939. She spent most of her adult life in West Branch, MI where she was a teacher, guidance counselor and basketball and cheerleading coach at West Branch High School, which later became Ogemaw Heights High School. She gave back to the community she loved as a volunteer at the local library and hospital and as a board member at Kirtland Community College. Sis was a longtime, active member of the First United Methodist Church of West Branch. She was a sports enthusiast who loved to golf and watch basketball. She was an avid knitter, bridge player and reader.  In her later years, Sis enjoyed Saturday evening wine and cheese parties with her friends at Porter Hills. Sis’ family would like to express appreciation for the great care she received from the staff at Porter Hills Village and Emmanuel Hospice. Arrangements for a Celebration of Life Service at Porter Hills Village are pending. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to West Branch Alumni Scholarship Fund, 3858 Miller Dr, West Branch, MI 48661, Porter Hills Foundation, 4450 Cascade Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 or to Emmanuel Hospice, 2161 Leonard St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.

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2 Responses

  1. So sorry to hear of your loss. Be comforted in the many memories you shared with her. God Bless.

  2. What a wonderful example of a vibrant, active and fantastic woman. So sorry Mike’s mom is no longer with her beloved family. What a remarkable life. Sending sincere sympathy to the whole Turnerfamily .

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