Elsie M. Turley

February 17, 1923March 7, 2019

Elsie Marie (Altenbernd) Turley passed away from this earth into her heavenly kingdom on March 7, 2019.

Elsie was born February 17, 1923 in Olathe, CO, to William A. Altenbernd and Freydis M. Leonard. Shortly after her birth her family moved to Hayward, CA where she spent her formative years on a ranch that she loved. She met and married Cecil E. Turley in Grand Junction, CO, where she worked as a telephone operator. After marriage, they resided in Pueblo, CO, where their son, Jim, was born in 1951. In 1952, they moved to Kansas City, where they added two daughters, Linda and Nancy. They were married for 63 wonderful years.

Elsie was an active member of Claycomo Baptist Church for 66 years. Preceded in death were her parents, her husband, Cecil, and her son, Jim. Surviving are her daughters Linda Sue (Loren) Martens, Kansas City, Nancy Ann (Lance) Staves, Kearney, and daughter-in-law, Pam Goodliff (Weston). Elsie also leaves 6 grandsons and one granddaughter and 14 great grandchildren.


  • William A. Altenbernd, Father
  • Freydis M. Leonard, Mother
  • Cecil Turley, Husband
  • Jim Turley, Son
  • Linda Sue (Loren) Martens, Daughter
  • Nancy Ann (Lance) Staves, Daughter
  • Pam Goodliff, Daughter-in-law
  • Elsie also leaves 6 grandsons and one granddaughter and 14 great grandchildren.

  • Kevin Turley
  • Andy Martens
  • Jake Staves
  • Eric Staves
  • Ben Haskamp
  • Dennis Veal
  • Brad Turley, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Greg Turley, Honorary Pallbearer

  • Claycomo Baptist Church
  • Northcare Hospice House


  • Visitation Monday, March 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 12, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Elsie M. Turley

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Steve Veal

March 10, 2019

Linda and Nancy,
I'm so sorry for the passing of your mother. I don't use this term very often but your mother was a saint. She was one of the nicest, kindest persons I have ever met and all that knew her are undoubtedly better because God allowed her to grace this earth for 95 years. She is now at rest and peace with your father and Jim and shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.