Joan D Turner

July 8, 1925April 20, 2021

Joan Dovie Turner, age 95 went home to be with the Lord on April 20, 2021.

Joan was born on July 8, 1925 at home on the family farm near Columbus, Ohio to Jessie and Mosella Van Horne. As a child she rode the draft horse and was featured in the local paper for the chickens she raised. She learned to play the clarinet to join her school band and ultimately become a majorette for her high school band in Glenford, Oh. Her early career was spent as a secretary at Kaiser Aluminum in Newark, Ohio where she was chosen as Miss Kaiser Aluminum and was featured on the annual float. She later worked as a property appraiser and an office manager to a marketing agency.

At Kaiser she met her future husband, Lloyd Turner, to whom she was married for 48 years. After marriage they moved to Parkersburg, West Virginia where she was active in the First Methodist Church and Kings Daughters and served in a variety of their daughter Kathi’s school and extra-curricular activities. Their lives took them back to Ohio, then to Kentucky and ultimately they followed their daughter and son-in-law to North Carolina in 2000. Although her husband was in declining health and not able to attend, Joan became a member of Colonial Baptist Church, now The Shepherd’s Church, and was involved in various Bible study groups. After a lengthy illness, her husband passed away in 2001 and she also joined the Widows Might group at the church. She enjoyed being active with Senior Zumba classes at Silver Sneakers, socializing with friends, golf with her daughter and being involved in the community. Joan is survived by her daughter, Kathi Bentley, and extended family members in Florida, Michigan and Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, her sister Billie Prichard, brothers Chuck Van Horne and Robert Van Horne and her son-in-law Bill Bentley.

A special thanks to Transitions LifeCare of Raleigh for their care and support.

In lieu of memorials, please consider a donation to the Acts 6 Widows Ministry at The Shepherd’s Church, 6051 Tryon Road, Cary, NC 27518


  • Graveside Service

    Friday, April 23, 2021


Joan D Turner

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Nancy Cinoman

April 29, 2021

Dear Kathi,
Joan was a wonderful friend to my mother-in-law Louise Cinoman. They shared a lot of beginnings together including adjusting to the big move to Cary, NC and moving into TROON. Together they helped form the community groups and gatherings at TROON that made it home. I’m thankful for her friendship throughout the years. She was a wonderful lady and lovely neighbor to all who knew her. May your memories of her be a comfort and her love everlasting.
Rejoice in a life well lived.
With sincere condolences,
Nancy Cinoman

Sharon and Dennis Bird

April 22, 2021

Dearest Kathi, we are thinking of you every day. We send our love and condolences to you in this difficult time. May Joan now rest in peace with your dad.

sharon sheppard

April 22, 2021

Dear Kathi, we have only been friends a short time but I knew your love for your Mom, you spoke of her often with heartfelt love and compassion. She was a beautiful woman ! You have my deepest sympathy .
most sincerely, Sharon

Jerry and Lynda Kellis

April 21, 2021

Joan was one of the nicest ladies we had the pleasure of knowing at The Shepherd’s Church. Joan loved tacos and we remember many Sundays after church we would see her at Taco Bell. We will miss seeing her but know that we will meet again in Heaven. Our sympathies go out for her family.

Judy Ball

April 21, 2021

Kathi, I remember your mom as a sweet and fun lady. So sorry for your loss. Judy Carrico Ball

Joan Jackson

April 21, 2021

My love ❤️ and prayers 🙏🏻 are extended out to the Turner Family. I have known Joan for many years. We both attended Colonial Baptist (The Shepherd’s Church) and we have been neighbors in Troon Village for 15 years. Joan was a sweet, sweet lady and a true prayer warrior. She would call me on the phone to chat and would always end by saying “The Lord is so good to me and I love you”. I just talked with her a few weeks ago. The love I felt in her voice seemed to increase with her aging years. I will miss Joan and one day we will be together in Heaven forever!