OBITUARY

Valerie J. Turner

May 2, 1971February 28, 2019

Valerie Jo Turner, 47, passed away Thursday evening, February 28, 2019, at I. U. Health Ball Memorial Hospital after a courageous five year battle with brain cancer.

She was born on Sunday, May 2, 1971, in Muncie, Indiana, the daughter of Paul and Anna (Foster) Dick. Valerie graduated from Delta High School. She also attended Ball State University and learned to be a graphic artist.

Valerie took a missionary trip to Kazakstan and was a member of the Union Chapel Church. She loved scrapbooking, spending time with her family, close girlfriends, and going to Holiday World. She is survived by her husband, Tim Turner; father, Paul Dick; step-mother, Cindy Dick; children, Kaliq Turner, Garrett Turner, Keanna Turner, Carson Turner, and Fawn Turner; brother, Travis (Missy) Dick, of Farmland; sisters, Starla (Mike) Paradowski, of Colorado, Stacie (Kevin) Medaris, of Tennessee, and Sonya (Bailey) Jenkins, of Maryland; brother-in-law, Scott (Lori) Turner; sister-in-law, Lisa Turner; mother-in-law, Barbara Turner; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Valerie was preceded in death by her mother; father-in-law, Bill Turner; niece, Sophia Jenkins, and brother-in-law, Rick Turner.

Services to celebrate Valerie’s life will held on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at Union Chapel Church, 4622 North Broadway Avenue, Muncie, Indiana 47303 with Pastor Greg Paris officiating. Visitation will be held at Union Chapel Church on Monday, March 4, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service.

Burial will immediately follow the service at Tomlinson Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Elm Ridge Funeral Home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at: elmridgefuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Tim Turner, Husband
  • Paul Dick, Father
  • Cindy Dick, Step-Mother
  • Kaliq Turner, Child
  • Garrett Turner, Child
  • Keanna Turner, Child
  • Carson Turner, Child
  • Fawn Turner, Child
  • Travis (Missy) Dick, Brother
  • Starla (Mike) Paradowski, Sister
  • Stacie (Kevin) Medaris, Sister
  • Sonya (Bailey) Jenkins, Sister
  • Scott (Lori) Turner, Brother-In-Law
  • Lisa Turner, Sister-In-Law
  • Barbara Turner, Mother-In-Law
  • Anna Dick, Mother
  • Bill Turner, Father-In-Law
  • Sophia Jenkins, Niece
  • Rick Turner, Brother-In-Law
  • Valerie also leaves several nieces and nephews to cherish her loving memory.

Services

  • Visitation: Monday, March 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service with Calling One Hour Prior: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
REMEMBERING

Valerie J. Turner

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Heather Stevenson

March 4, 2019

Valerie's love for Jesus was abundant, and she was such a huge support for me when I rededicated my life to Christ in 1993. I will forever remember her laugh and her ability to put those around her at ease. She never met a stranger and was one of the most selfless people I have ever known. I will continue to pray for peace and comfort for the family during this very difficult time.

Paula Fifer

March 4, 2019

Some friends will touch your life along the way but only a true friend will touch your heart no matter if they're by your side or far apart. True friendship can't be measured by distance or time but rather by the laughs, tears and secrets you share a friendship that no other friend can compare. Valerie was this friend to me! She will be missed.

Suzanne Blocher (Cook)

March 2, 2019

I will always remember Valerie as my vibrant, kind, precious friend. We watched each other mature and blossom into strong women of God. We used to sit at her mom’s kitchen table and chat and laugh for hours.
I will be praying for you all to feel God’s presence and comfort during your grief.

Dr. Becki Jenkins

March 2, 2019

If Valerie were present with us she would say," Love the Lord and each other." Valerie never made her faith a secret. She loved God here on Earth and shared Him with anyone she met. She still loves her God but now her God shares Himself with her for the eternal life she chose as her reward by loving Him no matter what. It is hard for human hearts to understand all the why and what if's that come with living on Earth. But just like Valerie,we the created must trust God,the Creator,who knows the beginning from the end, that He is in control and is the only One worthy of our trust.
Praise on sister! Our hearts will miss you for a little while. I look forward to seeing you when it's my turn to come home! Thank you for your good and faithful example of true faith no matter what!
Your friend,
Dr. Becki Jenkins

Michele McCarthy

March 2, 2019

Tim, I’mso sorry to hear about Valerie. I will never forget her generosity when I was pregnant with the triplets and how much help she gave my family. It truly breaks my heart that such a seeet soul was taken far too early. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
-Michele McCarthy

Nina Goad

March 1, 2019

Thinking of all of you at this time. Valerie was a special lady. Praying for her family.

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Biography

      Valerie J. Turner was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Valerie will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

       She was the daughter of Paul and Anna Dick. Valerie grew up in Muncie, Indiana.

      Valerie was raised with four siblings. She had one brother, Travis, and three sisters, Starla, Stacie, and Sonya. Valerie was usually involved in all sorts of activities with her siblings. She and her siblings experienced rivalries typical of a growing family, but they shared many life experiences over the years.

      A typical teenager, Valerie had a fairly happy high school experience, making that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. She enjoyed some classes more than others, having favorite subjects and teachers.

      Valerie enjoyed her college years, which may have been a challenge with all of the academics, responsibilities, and the sudden freedom that accompanied them, but Valerie was able to manage the balancing act. Valerie attended Ball State University and learned to be a graphic artist.

       Empathic and loyal, Valerie was committed to making her family happy. Valerie worked hard to be a good mother to her children and she did her best to fulfill their needs. Valerie was blessed with five children; Kaliq, Garrett, Keanna, Carson, and Fawn.

      Valerie enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were scrapbooking and spending time with her family and close girlfriends. She was content to enjoy her favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

      Valerie’s faith was important to her. She was a member of Union Chapel Church. During that time, she took a missionary trip to Kazakstan.

      Valerie enjoyed traveling and time away on vacations. It was a chance for her to renew and relax, to visit new places and experience new things. Favorite vacations included going to Holiday World.

      Valerie passed away on February 28, 2019 at I. U. Health Ball Memorial Hospital. Valerie fought a courageous five-year battle with brain cancer. She is survived by her husband, Tim; father, Paul; step-mother, Cindy; children, Kaliq, Garrett, Keanna, Carson, and Fawn; brother, Travis; sisters, Starla, Stacie, and Sonya; brother-in-law, Scott; sister-in-law, Lisa; mother-in-law, Barbara; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at Union Chapel Church, 4622 North Broadway Avenue, Muncie, Indiana 47303. Valerie was laid to rest in Tomlinson Cemetery.

      Simply stated, Valerie was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Valerie leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Valerie J. Turner.