JERSEYVILLE- Verna L. "Phizz" Turner, 91, died at 7:40 a.m., Friday, January 31, 2014 at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home.She was born in Jerseyville on Jan. 6, 1923, one of three children born to the late John Joseph & Nellie Brooks (Mowen) McGuire.She graduated in 1940 from Jersey Township High School, and began working at Sunderland Motor Company in Jerseyville immediately after high school, and was proud to have called that "the only job she ever had" devoting 60 years to the company before her retirement.She married Gene S. Turner on May 16, 1974 at the St. Michael's Catholic Church in Greenfield, and he preceded her in death on April 26, 1981.Surviving are four nieces & their spouses, Phyllis Miller of Caldwell, Id., Mary Louise McGuire of Phoenix, Az., Carol Ann & Vern Borgen of Custer, SD., and Cynthia & John Rasavage of Boise, Id.; along with numerous loyal and loving friends.In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Phyllis McGuire; and a brother, John Joseph "Jack" McGuire.Visitation will be from 9 to 10:45 a.m., Friday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Jerseyville with Father William Hembrow officiating.Burial will be in the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Cemetery in Jerseyville.Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools of Jerseyville
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