Newcomer's Noland Road Chapel

509 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO


Ricky (Rick) Allen Turner

March 2, 1957July 4, 2019

Ricky (Rick) Allen Turner

Rick Turner – age 62 of Independence, MO passed away Thursday July 4th, 2019 peacefully after a long tortuous struggle with signet ring cell carcinoma-metastatic colon cancer (SRCC).

Rick was the 3rd child born to Tommy and Icie Turner. On July 23rd, 1977 Rick was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart Anita Stanard. Rick was a union laborer for Archer Daniels Midland in North Kansas City, MO for 32 years until the plant closed in 2011.

He had many friends at the flour mill during those years. In January 2013, Rick proudly received his high school equivalence. Later that year he became a clerical employee. In August of that same year he survived a heart attack.

Ricky’s team members were the “BEST” at PAE in Lee's Summit these last few years. Rick had a heart of gold, never hesitated to lend a helping hand.

Deer hunting with his daughter Nikki was a great passion. Gardening and yard work was a favorite pastime. He was a member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church.

Rick was preceded in death by his father Tommy Turner, mother-in-law Zita (Butkovich) Stanard, father-in-law Jimmy Stanard, and nephew Jason Walden.

Survivors include: wife, Anita of the home; daughter Nikki (Pete) Poff of Oak Grove; mother, Icie Turner, brother, Thomas (Sandy) Turner; brother, Jackie Turner all of Polo; sister, Sherry (Will) Ramey of Raytown; brother, Timmy (Bambi) Turner of Independence; brother-in-law Al Walden, sister-in-law Vicki Walden which are also his godparents of Independence, many nieces, nephews and other extended family.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to St. Mary's Outreach Program at 611 N. Liberty St. Independence, MO 64050 and Sisters of St. Francis at 2100 N. Noland Rd. Independence, MO 64050. Peace be with you all.


  • Tommy Turner, Father (deceased)
  • Icie (Lowe) Turner, Mother
  • Anita (Stanard) Turner, Wife
  • Jimmy Stanard, Father-in-law (deceased)
  • Zita (Butkovich) Stanard, Mother-in-law (deceased)
  • Nikki (Pete) Poff, Daughter
  • Thomas (Sandy) Turner, Jackie Turner and Timmy (Bambi) Turner, Brothers
  • Sherry (Will) Ramey, Sister
  • Jason Walden, Nephew (deceased)
  • Al Walden, Brother-in-law
  • Vicki Walden, Sister-in-law
  • Rick also leaves nieces, nephews and extended family to cherish his memory.

  • St. Mary's Outreach Program
  • Sisters of St. Francis


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 9, 2019


Ricky (Rick) Allen Turner

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Nita Turner

July 8, 2019

If your spirit could hear me,
I would say: Artisan. I will never
Be the same without you.
Loosing you, is like losing my heart,
My soul, my right arm, my future.
There is such emptiness.

Finally you don’t have tubes, needles,
gauze and part of your intestines
Hanging out of your body.
Your poor Skin and bone body.
This evil disease has
Eaten you wrong side out.
Just our luck to get the worse
Kind of cancer with no data.

You can rest in peace with our Lord now.
July 4 2019

Love you forever,