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Dorothy G. Turner
May 11, 1922 - February 13, 2013


Dorothy G. Helmick Turner, 90, of Morgantown passed away Wednesday February 13, 2013 at her home with her devoted companion Clyde Richey by her side.

Dorothy was born in Tucker County, WV on May 11, 1922, where a large clan of Helmicks resided. She moved with her family to Morgantown as a school girl and graduated from University High School.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Lorenzo and Rosie Helmick; her husband, Trubie L. Turner, only daughter of four children, Marta D. Turner and her only brother Lorenzo W. Helmick, Jr.

In addition to her longtime companion of many years, Clyde Richey; Dorothy is survived by three sons, Trubie Turner and wife Sharon, Lorenzo ‘Jim’ Turner and wife Connie, and Kirk Turner and wife Annette all of Morgantown. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

After her husband passed she worked at the Osage School as a cook and teacher’s aide at the George Phillips School. Later she worked many years as a social worker at Valley Community Health Center until she retired.

Dorothy was a Shack Presbyterian Church Elder and was actively involved in the Shack Neighborhood House programs. Another volunteer activity was when she served as treasurer and assisted with the Jr. Champ Basketball Tournament.

Her constant interest was to compile the Helmick family records and pictures to share at reunions.

Friends may call at the Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home on Friday February 15,
2013 from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral services will be held 10am Saturday Feb. 16 at the Fred L. Jenkins Chapel of Prayer with Ron Griffin officiating.

Burial will take place at the Sugarland Church Cemetery near Thomas, WV.

Dorothy’s family would like to thank Tracy Shaffer, Michelle Maxwell and Amedisys Hospice for their care during her final illness.


Friday February 15, 2013, 2-4 - 7-9pm at Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home
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Saturday February 16, 2013, 10am at Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home
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