Karon Diane Turner

February 23, 1951April 2, 2018

Karon “Katie” Turner, age 67, passed away on April 2, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. She was born on February 23, 1951 in Athens, Texas to Joe B. Kitchens and Mary Francis Derden. Karon was raised in Richardson, Texas and graduated from Richardson High School in 1970.

She married Ronnie Gene Turner in 1976 and the couple had three children. She was a bank teller at a multitude of major banks where she worked for 25 years.

In her spare time Karon enjoyed shopping, reading novels, pottery, and vacationing in the country hillsides.

Her family and friends will always remember her as a person who never knew a stranger. She spoke to everyone as if she had known them forever. She was a caring, loving spirit and a peacemaker to all.

She is survived by her husband Ronnie “RT” Turner; her daughters Brandy Kirchenbaur and Stacy Banks; her son Charles “Troy” Kirchenbaur; her mother Mary Francis Derden; her sister Melisa Kitchens; her niece Jordan Kitchens; and thirteen grandchildren.


  • Visitation Sunday, April 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 9, 2018
  • Committal Service Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Karon Diane Turner

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Melvin Nichols

October 8, 2018

Karin was such a sweet person.
Truly one in a million, loved to hear her

Kitt Monroe

June 4, 2018

She was a wonderful person and a wonderful friend. No more suffering. Gained another true Angel. RIP My Sweet Friend. Love you.

Linda Guill Sikes

April 7, 2018

Karon was a very sweet and thoughtful person that will be missed. I had the pleasure of getting to know her when our kids, Troy and Christie, dated in high school. She's in a special place now and our memories of her will be precious.

Christie Kirchenbauer

April 4, 2018

My sweet mama in law. Words can not express how much you will be missed. Hope you and my baby Aaron are hugging, dancing and singing in Glory. I love you mom.