Articles by Turner Funeral Home

Martha A. Nye West, 70

Martha  A. Nye West, 70, of Thomas Hill Road, Fombell (Franklin Twp.)  passed away peacefully at her residence on Wednesday evening, June 22 2016 after a brief battle with cancer. She was born in New Brighton PA  on November 1 1945 , to the late Harvey  and  Eva  Steffler  Nye.    Martha  graduated from Riverside High School, class of 1963.   She was a homemaker.  Martha always  enjoyed helping out her family and anyone else when needed.  She avidly attended Lillyville  Church of God. She is survived by her husband of over  50 years,  Abraham G. “Gary” West III, whom she married…


George Robert “Bob” Gilchrist, 92

George Robert “Bob”  Gilchrist, 92, of Venice Florida, formerly of Ellwood City, passed  away peacefully on  Thursday afternoon, June 2,  2016 at The Summit Assisted Living Center in Venice FL. He was born in Ellwood City on June 21 1923 to the late  Russell T. Gilchrist and the late Maude Ethel Fullmer Gilchrist.   He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1943, and then served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II, later during the Korean War from 1949-1952, and then as senior master sergeant with the Air Force, where he served as an aide to President  Dwight…


James A. Nye, 86

James A. Nye, 86, of Utica, PA, formerly of Rose Point, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, May 24, 2016 at his residence in Utica. He was born in Ellwood City on August 4, 1929 to the late Henry Richard Nye and the late Mary Willa Williams Nye.  He was a graduate of Lincoln High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  James married his wife of 44 years, Sara Jean Wimer Nye, on June 9, 1956.  She preceded him in death on December 4, 2000.  He worked as a farmer and also the former Ellwood…


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John T. Barr, 57

John T. Barr, 57, of Hardy, VA, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2016.  He bravely dealt with multiple sclerosis for eighteen years. He was born in Ellwood City on April 11, 1959 to John Y. and Shirley Riney Barr, who survive. John T. graduated from Fort Hunt High School in Alexandria, VA, and James Madison Univesity in Virginia.  He worked for C&P Telephone Company in Virginia and Maryland until becoming ill. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Sheryl (and Richard) Greiner of Huntington Beach, CA; three boys he loved dearly and called…


Herman L. Feldman, 90

Herman L. Feldman, 90, local attorney, of Ellwood City, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at his residence. He was born in Ellwood City on June 27, 1925, to the late Morris Feldman and the late Lena Lipshitz Feldman.  He was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Ellwood City, class of 1942, and later the University of Pittsburgh.  He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Law School.  Herman was a well-known local attorney for many years and was a member of the Lawrence County Bar Association and practiced law for over 60 years.  He was a longtime…


Shirley A. Miller Boariu, 79

Shirley A. Miller Boariu, 79, of Ellwood City, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, May 5, 2016 at Silver Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center in New Castle following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Ellwood City on December 16, 1936 to the late John M. Miller, Sr., who died in 1997, and the late Clara Himes Miller, who died in 1995.  She was a graduate of Lincoln High School.  Shirley married her husband of 45 years, Emil Boariu, on February 15, 1958.  He preceded her in death on April 16, 2003.  She was a devoted member of…


Kenneth H. Walton, 72

Kenneth H. Walton, 72, of Wayne Township, Ellwood City, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, April 13, 2016 at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was born in Ellwood City on April 8, 1944 to the late John J. Walton, who passed away Oct. 21, 1999, and the late Eva B. McQuiston Walton, who passed away Jan. 17, 2013.  He graduated from Lincoln High School in the class of 1963 and married his wife of 49 years, Sarah Ketterer Walton, on July 29, 1967. He worked at the former George K. Garrett Company (MSL) in Ellwood City, Conn Construction…


Lois I. McCandless, 86

Lois I. McCandless, 86, of Lowell, MI, formerly of Ellwood City, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, April 5, 2016 at Green Acres of Lowell, MI. She was born in Ellwood City on April 28, 1929 to the late Clyde L. Brewer and the late Madge Anderson Brewer.  She married her husband of nearly 60 years, Alvin Dale McCandless in 1952.  He preceded her in death on June 2, 2011.  She was a registered nurse, having graduated from the Beaver Valley General Hospital nursing program and worked at the Ellwood City Hospital. She did private duty nursing after moving to…


Emmett S. Burns, Jr., 74

Emmett S. Burns, Jr., 74, of Frisco, Ellwood City, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at his residence. He was born in Ellwood City on August 29, 1941 to the late Emmett S. Burns, Sr. and the late Mary Ruth Brown Burns.  He graduated from Lincoln High School in the class of 1959 and served in the U.S. Army.  Emmett ran the Majestic Theater in Ellwood and then worked at the Lawrence County Vocational Technical School for many years.    Emmett enjoyed working on genealogy on the computer, wood carving, and collecting coins and memorabilia from Rock Point…


Dorothy M. “Dot” Marshall, 84

Dorothy M. “Dot” Marshall, 84, of Wake Forest, NC, formerly of Fombell, passed away peacefully on Sunday evening, April 3 2016 at her son’s home in Wake Forest. She was born in Rochester, PA on June 7, 1931, the seventh of nine children of the late Albert  R. and Rilla Pickens Johnson.  Dorothy was a graduate of Beaver Falls High School in the class of 1950.  She married her husband of 65 years, Mervin D. Marshall, in November of 1950, who survives in North Carolina.  Dot and Merv purchased the Goehring farm in Marion Township in 1959 and spent an…