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Karen L. Turner

By Press Release

Corfu - Karen L. Turner, 67, of Corfu, passed away Thursday (January 23, 2014) at Buffalo General Hospital.

Mrs. Turner was born on September 4, 1946 in Utica, NY, a daughter of the late Thomas R. and Evelyn L. (Wardell) Alton.

She was a graduate of Poland Central School Class of 1964. Karen worked in the Utica area for Mele Manufacturing, General Electric and several restaurants. She also worked at the Batavia Senior Center and for the Pembroke Central School District where she was a bus driver for 16 years. Karen truly loved driving her bus and retired due to health problems in 2006. She will be missed dearly by her family and friends.

Surviving are her beloved husband, Harley G. Turner, whom she married on December 18, 1965. She was the loving mother of Melissa Turner and Scott (Cindy) Turner all of Corfu; stepmother of Judy Turner of Camillus, NY and Donna (Dave) Maycumber of Syracuse; loving grandmother of Erika (Andrew) Gabbey, Shelby Turner and Dakota Parson and step grandmother of Andrew Strack.

She is also survived by a sister, Jean Konieczny of Tulsa, Ok;  a brother Robert Alton of Hamilton, NY and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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