Vivian Charleen Turner, 89, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri went to be with the Lord on April 15th, 2021. She was born south of Sparta, Missouri in the community of Fairview to Charles Griffin and Roma Dale (Johnson) Weter on February 16, 1932. On Easter Sunday in 1950 at Gospel Tabernacle in Springfield, Missouri, she accepted Jesus as her Saviour. Her last church home was Assembly of God in Lee’s Summit. She worked as a letter carrier in Belton, Missouri from 1966 to 1972, then for the IRS in Kansas City, Missouri, from 1974 to 1981 and finally for the USDA-FCIC in Kansas City, Missouri, from 1983 until her retirement in 1994. In 1997, she returned to Sparta to help care for her mother who preceded her in death 2002. Charleen was united in marriage to Calbert Quinton Turner on September 26, 1948, at Chesnutridge, Missouri. He preceded her in death on February 15, 1976 at Belton, Missouri. Her parents, three sisters, Nell Jean Gann, Laurena Henson, and Coyee Swearengin, and a brother F. G. Weter did so as well.
Preceding her in death are five sons, Aaron of Kernersville, North Carolina, Alan of Nixa, Missouri, Dennis of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, infant son Timothy Ralph and their infant brother, who are buried at Fairview Cemetery, and one daughter Melissa Reading of Grandview, Missouri.
Surviving her are two sons, David and wife Yolanda of Ozawkie, Kansas, Adrian of Eudora, Kansas, one daughter, Denise Konnerup of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and daughters-in-law Tammy Wilson of Grandview, Missouri and Gina Turner of Springfield, Missouri; 9 Grandchildren which are Sybil Turner Gearhart, Jordan Turner, Justin Turner, Sarah Wells, Hannah DeGuzman, Sean Turner, Haley Turner, and Kaylee Wilson. 12 Great Grandchildren which are Tobin and Madeline Gearhart, Tyler, Kaitlynn, Abbie, and Izzy Turner, Katy and Olivia Turner, Sean Lucas Turner, Avery and Elias Wells, and Micah and Malachi DeGuzman.
Also surviving her are sisters, Myrna Highlander, Jacque Neuenschwander and husband Gary of Sparta, Missouri., and brother Raymond Weter and wife Sherilyn of Nixa-Fremont Hills Missouri. Along with them are many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
“I love you all very much” – Charleen
Charleen was a devout Christian and lived her life accordingly. She liked to play games that exercised her mind.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 21, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 PM Wednesday in the funeral home until service time.
Memorial donations in Charleen’s name may be made to the American Heart
Association or to the ALS Foundation.