Karen Christian Turner

April 24, 1955April 9, 2013

Karen Christian Turner, 57 of Salem, AL passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at the Columbus Medical Center surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held 1:00pm EST Friday, April 12, 2013 in the chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 3770 Hwy 431 N/280W Phenix City, AL with Rev. Grant Parker officiating. A private interment will follow at Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 12:00pm until 1:00pm EST at the funeral home. Mrs. Turner was born April 24, 1955 in Columbus, Georgia. She is the daughter of the late Charles Ralph Christian, Jr. and Helen Quinn Christian. She was a retired school teacher after 33 years of service with the Cherokee County, Georgia School System and was baptist by faith. Other than her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold L. Turner. Survivors include her mother, Helen Quinn Christian of Salem, AL, son, Randy Wade Turner and wife Amiee of Cartersville, GA, daughter, Hallie Virginia Turner of Salem, AL, brother, William R. Christian, aunt, Margaret Stone, grandchildren, Eli Jacobson, Paisley Turner, Elyvia Turner, several nieces, nephews, cousins and many close and loving friends that she loved very much. Flowers will be appreciated or donations may be made to the John B. Amos Cancer Center, 1831 5th Ave., Columbus, GA 31902. To offer condolences, please visit


  • Funeral Service Friday, April 12, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, April 12, 2013

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Erica Geise

April 15, 2013

I am sorry for your lose. I'm still shocked that she is gone. Your mother was/is an amazing woman. She reminded me a lot of my mother while growing up. I'll miss her everyday. I love you all and miss you all terribly.

Becky Lott- Meredith

April 12, 2013

I was so shocked when I saw Karens name in the paper. I havent seen her for a long time but I remember alot of great times with her at Glenwood. I was totally unaware that she was sick. I pray that in the coming days that God will be with you all. I did not know her husband but knew her dad well as he and my dad were good friends. i am sure Mr Ralph was waiting for her as well as her husband and others.This is so hard to believe and I wish I could have made the funeral, I am sure that Beverly was there by her side during all of this. I know Karen will be missed.As we have our forty year class reunion this summer , we will find some way to honor those who are no longer with us. It seems just like yesterday that we were young and naive students and teenagers and it was 1973 I do not know her children but I am sure if they had their mommas sweet personality and non judgemental ways that they are special people. My heart goes out to all of you today and in the days ahead.

April 11, 2013

Dear Turner Family, my heart goes out to you. I knew your mother many years ago in junior high and high school. She was a wonderful friend. I enjoyed seeing her in recent years when we ran into each other at the grocery store. We had wonderful memories of doing things together as kids. She made my life special. You all and "Miss Helen" will be in my prayers. Lori Baker White

Sherrie Rayburn

April 11, 2013

Hallie, Billy, Candy, and other family members, I was so shocked to hear about Karen's passing. I only knew her briefly but long enough to know that she was a very sweet and giving person. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Sherrie Rayburn

Kimberly Jacobson

April 11, 2013

Hallie, Wade, and family, Please accept deepest and heartfelt condolences, you now have 2 ANGELS to watch over you. I have the deepest admiration for
Karen and her life and the work that she did!! Know that we LOVE her and you both and if you need anything we are here for yall!! Love yall!!

Gene and Kim Jacobson and Family!!!!

lisa geise

April 11, 2013

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

shana starnes

April 11, 2013

I'll miss you so much 2nd momma.. Thank you so much for the 20 years I had with you. love you
Shana and Dalton