Hosmer-Muehlig Funeral Chapel

3410 Broad Street, Dexter, MI


Jeannette Ruth Turner

June 18, 1921January 12, 2020

Jeannette Turner, 98, passed away peacefully on January 12, 2020. She was born in Dexter, Michigan to Carl and Ruby Bates. Beloved mother of Sue (Robert) Nix, Debbie (Bruce) Mitchell and Mary (Ronald) Bowersock, grandchildren Christian (Robin) Nix, Heather (Scot) Korth, Michael (fiancée Chelsea) Mitchell, and Joey Mitchell. Her great grandchildren are Ashley, Adam and Andrew Nix. Also surviving are sisters Helen Stewart and Carolyn Toney. She was predeceased by sisters Dorothy Bates and Louise Mann, and brothers Harry Bates and William Bates. Jeannette graduated from Dexter High School in 1939 and Michigan State University in1943. She was the head therapeutic dietitian at Mt. Carmel Hospital in Detroit for 25 years, and after retiring, moved back to Dexter with her sister, Dorothy. They built a home on property that was part of the family farm, now named Bates Farm. Family will receive visitors on Thursday, January 16, from 3-6p.m. at Dexter United Methodist Church, 7643 Huron River Dr., Dexter. Her memorial service will also be held at her church on January 17. Family will receive friends at 2:00 pm and the service will begin at 3p.m. Donations can be made in Jeannette’s memory to Dexter United Methodist Church, or Our Front Porch, her granddaughter’s nonprofit disaster relief organization at 6740 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80220


  • Dexter United Methodist Church
  • Our Front Porch


  • Memorial Visitation Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Memorial Visitation Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Friday, January 17, 2020


Jeannette Ruth Turner

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Sue Nix

January 15, 2020

We want to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers and stories
She was an amazing woman!
Love, Sue, Debbie and Mary

Marilyn Chaperon

January 14, 2020

Debbie, I am so sad to hear of your loss. Reading your mother’s obituary makes me realize she lived a good long life filled with family and love. Gods peace to you and your Family at this difficult time.
Marilyn Chaperon


January 13, 2020

Dear Debbie, Bruce, Michael (Chelsea) & Joey -
Knowing Mrs. Turner for so many years leaves us with a sadness, but yet joy; having known such a wonderful, caring, loving, and spirited woman! We have such great memories of her at your house when we were "across the street neighbors", "down the road" in Hartland and then visiting out on "the farm"! We are thinking of the many blessings your family knows because of her LOVE for each of you! Our prayers are lifted and our hugs hold you close, today and always.

Love, Andy & Karen Strok and Families