OBITUARY

William "Hank" H. Turnbaugh

May 26, 1933February 12, 2021
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William Henry (Hank) Turnbaugh, Jr., 87, of Eudora, Kansas, was born May 26, 1933 in Kansas City, Kansas, and passed peacefully to Heaven on February 12, 2021. He was preceded in death by Patricia Jane (Suggs), his loving wife of 58 years, his parents, William Henry and Vernie (Myers) Turnbaugh, Sr., and William Arthur and Dorothy (Campbell) Suggs, and his brothers, Rodney Turnbaugh, Kenneth Turnbaugh and William Arthur (W.A.) Suggs, Jr. He is survived by his children; son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Shari (Gilliam) Turnbaugh, and daughter, Lynette Turnbaugh (Kevin) McFarland (Steve) Blackburn.

Hank was blessed with seven grandsons, two granddaughters and three great grandchildren. Sean and Courtney (Hardeman) McFarland, Ryan McFarland, Kyle McFarland, Josh and Madeline (Pyle) Turnbaugh, Colin McFarland, Christian Turnbaugh and Jacob Turnbaugh. Greats are Charlie Durham McFarland, Ellie Rose and Chloe Grace Turnbaugh. Family was everything to Hank and he proved that every day of his life. He rarely missed a school function, ballgame, or band performance, taking joy in all the interests of his children and grandchildren.

Hank graduated from Argentine High School in 1952. He was a gifted athlete, enjoying football, basketball, and especially baseball. As a pitcher, he signed a contract with the St. Louis Cardinals in his senior year. He and Pat married in 1953 and traveled with his teams. He joined the Army during the Korean War and was a proud veteran.

He and Pat settled in Turner to raise a family and serve their community. Hank is a lifelong member of Emerson Park Christian Church and a 70-year member of Ben Hur Masonic Lodge and Order of the Eastern Star. Hank and Pat were active in Job’s Daughters Bethel #12 and served as Kansas Grand Guardians. Hank coached many, many youth sports teams through the years, was a member of the Turner School Board and a Kansas State Representative. He was active in both Turner and Eudora Lions Clubs. Hank enjoyed travel, especially to the Colorado mountains, visiting many National Parks and most of the states. Family vacations were a priority.

Hank was an insurance underwriter and agent for Farmers Insurance Group, building a successful agency. Keith joined him in business in 1983 and continues a growing independent agency with his own sons. Until the pandemic, Hank enjoyed a second career with Enterprise.

Hank was a patient, loving man of faith and principle who impacted many lives. He never met a stranger and enjoyed keeping in touch with extended family and friends. Hank was a constant presence and influence, will be terribly missed and very lovingly remembered.

Hank’s service will be held at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home on Friday, February 19, at 2:00. Attendance is limited and temperatures are frigid. The family invites you to join the service, kindly livestreamed on the Chapel Hill Facebook site. The service will be available live on Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home’s Facebook page. Please log on to facebook.com/chapelhillbutler to view the livestream of Hank’s service. Shortly before the appointed time, the livestream will begin. If you do not see the livestream on your screen, please refresh your page. You may need to scroll down to see the livestream.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Sean McFarland
  • Ryan McFarland
  • Kyle McFarland
  • Joshua Turnbaugh
  • Christian Turnbaugh
  • Jacob Turnbaugh

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    Friday, February 19, 2021

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Bill Bennett

February 19, 2021

I worked with Hank at Enterprise for several years. Hank and I would sit in the break room, every morning before we started work, and discuss whatever was on our minds each day. He was always a kind and gentle man. We shared many a laugh over what our fellow workers were up to during the week around T lot at Enterprise. I will miss his smile every morning when I go to work. Rest in peace my friend.

Bill Bennett

Phyllis Mamie

February 17, 2021

Our Friendship with Hank and Pat started many years ago at Emerson Park Christian Church.
Hank was always so kind and so caring. He loved his God, his Family, his Church, his Friends and his Country and it was so obvious in the way he lived.
When the "Love of his Life, Pat" died a part of him died also, but he struggled to make the years he had left, productive and happy ones, but in truth, he missed her so.
As we, his Family and Friends mourn our loss, we are truly comforted by knowing he lived a rich full life and he is now and forever reaping his reward with his beloved Pat.
In God's Love
Tom and Phyllis

Michael Rock

February 16, 2021

We were saddened to read of Hank's passing. He was one of the nicest, caring persons we have ever met. We were privileged to have had him as our insurance agent. Prayers for the family.

Dave Snider

February 16, 2021

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Hank. I always enjoyed chatting with him at Ben Hur Lodge meetings. It was my honor to have the opportunity to know Hank. He will be missed.

My condolences to the family during this difficult time. May your faith give you strength during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jeri Grimes

February 15, 2021

Lynette and Keith,
I have wonderful memories of growing up at Emerson Park Christian church with you and your mom and dad. They were both so active in the church and your/our lives. It's interesting the things that stand out when you look back, and your dad's kind voice is what came to mind first...
I'm so sorry for the loss of your dad. Hold those loving memories close to you. Jeri Grimes

Kristi Cassidy

February 15, 2021

Keith and Lynette,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Hank and Pat were parents to many of us along the way.
There kindness and caring will always be remembered and cherished. They treated all of us "Turner Kids" as if we were family.
I am blessed to have known them!

Kindest Regards,
Kristi Cassidy

Julie McDaniel

February 14, 2021

Keith, Lynette and Family,
Yes you’re dad was an inspiration in my life and so many individuals in Job’s Daughters and our community.
He, as well as your Mom Will be Forevered remembered for the multitude of unselfish giving to others, true passionate sincerity 🙏 Heaven is welcoming home another Angel to watch over you 🌹Julie McDaniel

David McIntyre

February 14, 2021

Hank was my good buddy and friend. When we were Juniors in High School at Argentine High we had an actual hard fought fight over Pat Suggs. I don't remember why or the details, only that Hank kicked my ass and won the fist fight and Pat. Hank was a kind and caring guy. Not many of the class of 52 left. He will be missed by all. God Bless Him
Dave McIntyre

Carol Lattin

February 13, 2021

I always enjoyed visiting with Hank and enjoyed hearing about his baseball days.He always had a smile and a very cheerful attitude. I know he had many friends from the youth of Jobs Daughters to his Sisters and Brothers in the Order Of The Eastern Star and his fellow Masonic Brothers.

Peggy Johnson

February 13, 2021

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