Rose Elizabeth (Lainhart) Turner

December 21, 1932March 20, 2021

Rose Elizabeth Lainhart Turner, age 88, died peacefully Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Otterbein of Springboro, Ohio. She was born in Albany, Missouri on December 21st, 1932 to Esther E. (Duncan) and James F. Lainhart. She attended Northwest Missouri State Teachers College, became a GI bride, mother, corporate wife, and consummate volunteer. Mrs. Turner worked as relocation allowed, from countersinking holes in the skins of airplanes in San Diego to a long-distance telephone operator in Milwaukee to a Sears associate in Dayton. Her talents led her to sing on the radio, sing and play piano for community and Methodist church choirs, and perform in community theatre. She was an amateur genealogist researching family history for over 60 years. Her searches took her to distant cemeteries, courthouse basements and library stacks, which resulted in two extensive family books. She pursued and excelled at sewing, refinishing and reupholstering furniture, and finding the next perfect antique. Her volunteer work included leadership positions in Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Order of the Eastern Star State of Arizona, OES Chandler, AZ Chapter #18, OES Jacob-Eby Chapter #571 West Carrollton, OH, American Legion and VFW auxiliaries, Welcome Wagon, and Daughters of the American Revolution, Governor George Hunt Chandler, AZ Chapter and Jonathon Wright Springboro, OH Chapter. In particular, she advocated for educational programs and scholarships.

Mrs. Turner is preceded in death by her parents, older infant sister Virginia Gail, her college sweetheart and love of her life for 58 years, Jack P. Turner, and very special parents-in-law Jennie E. (Patton) and Paul E. Turner.

She is survived by her children Karen E. Wensel, James P. (Robin) Turner, Robert N. (Julie) Turner, and Beth A. Newton and their beloved families. She was a proud matriarch of five generations. Interment will be at Highland Cemetery, Miamisburg, OH. A private, graveside ceremony and Celebration of Life for family members will take place on Saturday May 8, 2021. Arrangements by GEBHART-SCHMIDT-PARRAMORE Funeral Home, Miamisburg, OH. The family would appreciate any written remembrances be forwarded to the family through and any memorial contributions, on Rose Turner’s behalf, be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospital, or to an educational scholarship fund or local historical society of your choosing.


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Debra Jo Endres-Ard

March 26, 2021

I am sorry and deeply saddened by your family’s tremendous loss. Please know each of you is being held close in thought and prayer during this painfully difficult time. Sending my heartfelt condolences and many hugs for all. 😢💔🙏

Patricia Hughey

March 23, 2021

Karen, Jim, Bob, Beth and families: How very sad my sister, Margo, and I were to hear of Rose's passing. She was a beacon of good cheer and an anchor or family history for many years, especially after the passing of all of the rest of the cousins. Our parents, Bill and Eileen Humphrey, thought the world of Jennie, Paul, Jack and Rose (as did we). You all come from exceptionally good stock and I know how much pride your parents took in each of you. I know that because Rose told me that in our most recent conversation. She could recite without pause what each of you and your offspring have accomplished, both professionally and personally. Our sincere condolences to each of you. May Rose's memory bring blessings to you forever. Tricia and Margo

Robert Rosengarten

March 23, 2021

I am sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She led a very accomplished life.
Robert Rosengarten
Cedarville, Ohio