A Celebration of Life for Helen Marie "Nana" Turner, 84, of Visalia will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 29 at the home of her grandson, Ron Turner, 2520 N. Filbert Road in Exeter. She died on April 20 at Kaweah Delta Hospital.
She was born to Lynn and Agnes Anderson on Sept. 13, 1919 in Piggott, Ark. She lived in Exeter and Visalia for 75 years having attended school in Exeter.
She married James Kirk and together they had three children. She later moved to Visalia and married Robert E. Turner. They had one child.
She worked at the Lindsay Olive Growers plant for several years before becoming a bookkeeper for 43 years at Orange Belt Stages. She was a long-time member of the Visalia Moose Lodge as well as an avid bowler.
She loved her family and the family gatherings. She was a wonderful cook and loved cooking for everyone. She will be deeply missed by all.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, James, and a daughter, Carole Turner of Exeter.
She is survived by her second husband, Robert E. Turner of Visalia; a daughter, Judy Kirk of Santa Maria, Calif.; a son, Gary Kirk of Fortuna, Calif.; a brother, Bill Berryman of Ororville, Calif.; a sister, Kathryn Keckler of Chico, Calif.; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
On-line condolences may be made at www.smithfamilychapel.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Family Chapel, Exeter.