Ethel L. Turner
PITTSFIELD — Ethel L. Turner, affectionately known as “Grandma Great,” 95 years old, of Pittsfield, N.Y., passed.away on Jan. 4, 2013, at her home.
Ethel was born on March 26, 1917, at the LaTourette Homestead in Trout Creek, N.Y., the daughter of Reed and Agnes (Millen) LaTourette Sr.
She attended Jackson District School and was a 1933 graduate of Deposit High School and a 1936 graduate of Oneonta Normal School. She later taught in Chaseville, Trout Creek, Deposit and New Berlin Central Schools.
On June 7, 1940 she married Theron R. Turner in Cannonsville, N.Y.
Ethel is survived by her daughter-in-law; Karyl Turner of New Berlin, N.Y., her grandchildren; Thomas and Colleen Ackerman of New Berlin, Kevin L and Heather Morgan of Pittsfield, Matthew & Shannon Bell of Schuylerville and Stephen Turner of Kennesaw, Ga. She is also survived by her great grandchildren, Joseph and Megan Ackerman, Alexander Morgan, Elijah and Jeanetta Conklin, Ashley Morgan, Charles Ackerman, Maria Ackerman and Samantha Bell, as well as great-great granddaughter; Sherri Jean Conklin and many nieces, nephews and cousins and Steve Runion of Norwich, who was like a son to her.
She was predeceased by her husband, Theron, in 1976 and son, Thomas, in 2009. She was also predeceased by her brothers: LoRaine, Glenn and Reed (Jr.) LaTourette, and her sister, Gladys Foley.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, South New Berlin, N.Y., with Pastor Barry Davis officiating.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, from 4:30-8:30 p.m. at the Dakin Funeral Home LP, New Berlin, N.Y.
Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery, New Berlin.
Memorial donations may be made to the Pittsfield Emergency Squad or the South New Berlin Baptist Church.