Barbara Ellen Turner
November 12, 1936 – November 20, 2018
Barbara Ellen Keuchel Emerson Turner, age 82, of Houston, was peacefully reunited with her loved ones in heaven on Tuesday, the 20th of November 2018.
Barbara was born on November 12, 1936 in Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated high school from the Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 1954 and attended the University of Saint Thomas receiving her undergraduate degree in Education in 1958 and a master's degree in education in 1982 from the University of Houston, Clear Lake. Barbara worked for Houston ISD for 30 years. She taught at Oates Elementary and Sinclair Elementary among others. Before retirement, she served as principal at Patterson Elementary. After retirement, Barbara volunteered as a mentor for several years at Elrod Elementary School.
Barbara was a faithful member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Over the years, Barbara volunteered in the church’s food bank and helped decorate the church for services. She also attended various bible studies throughout the years.
She was predeceased by her parents, Lawrence and Lois Keuchel Sr., her brother, Larry Keuchel, and her husband of over 25 years Joseph Ersel Turner Jr., She is survived by her loving sons, Michael Emerson, and wife, Regina, and Paul Emerson. She is also survived by her stepchildren Richard Stephen Turner and Kelley Turner Steinley, along with two grandchildren, Marenna Emerson and Merrick Emerson; three step grandchildren, and many close friends.
The family would like to thank Barbara’s caregivers at Home Sweet Home Assisted Living/Memory Care. After a brief battle with cancer, the caregivers provided a loving environment for Barbara before her death.
The Mass of Christian Burial is to be conducted Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10 o’clock in the morning at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 10330 Hillcroft St., Houston, TX 77096. Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family during a reception in Servant Hall (at the church). Following the reception, Barbara will be interred next to her parents and brother at 1:00 at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery, 12800 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077.
In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123, or St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 10330 Hillcroft St., Houston, TX 77096.
- Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, December 1, 2018
- Rite of Committal Saturday, December 1, 2018
Barbara Ellen Turner
December 1, 2018
We are thinking of your family today and send our deepest condolences. (Campion Family)