Vanita A. Turcol

East Alton | Saturday, December 11 2010

Vanita A. Turcol, 73, passed away Saturday, December 11, 2010 at Alton Memorial Hospital, under the care of BJC Hospice.

Born May 26, 1937 in Datto, Ark., she was a daughter of Van and Goldie (Myers) Whitson.

She married Louis LaRue.  Later she married Ray Turcol.  They both preceded her in death.

Vanita worked as a CNA for 20 years before becoming a person assistant for “Help At Home”, where she worked for over 7 years.

Surviving are a son, Louis A. LaRue of Baytown, Tex.; three daughters, Trieste A. Robins and her husband Keith of Wood River, Kelly L. Campbell and her husband Bradley of Godfrey, and Vanecia R. Robins of South Roxana; three stepchildren, Darrell, Debbie and Leslie Turcol, all of Hillsboro; 10 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; three sisters, Hilda Larson of Long Island, NY, Joyce Gasaway of North Little Rock, Ark., and Peggy Jenkins and her husband, Joe of Godfrey; two adopted sisters, Nixine Harpole of Bethalto and Recina Spinks of Missouri; and 8 nieces and one nephew.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; and an infant sister, Virginia Whitson.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14 at Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights, where Pastor Randy Fisher will officiate services at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Burial will be at Valhalla Cemetery in St. Louis.

Memorials may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church in Alton, where she was a member.

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