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Carol Jean (McKeever) Turner

August 1, 1943 ~ April 12, 2018 (age 74)


Carol Jean Turner,74, of Quincy, formerly of Peoria, passed away at 3:13 am, Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the Illinois Veterans Home. 

Born August 1, 1943 in Canton Illinois.  Carol was the daughter of Bernard K. "Skeet" McKeever and Velma (Jones) Arterburn-Thomas.  She married Arthur R.Turner on August 13,1975 in Peoria.  They moved to the Illinois Veterans Home in 1981. Art preceded her in death on January 23, 2010. 

Carol was of Protestant faith. A 1964 graduate of Farmington High School, Carol was an avid Cardinal fan.  She loved Elvis and Johnny Cash and her favorite actor was Patrick Swayze. She loved taking care of her tropical fish aquarium and she LOVED cats.

Carol was first employed at Buehler Home in Peoria IL in the Dietary Department.  She the worked as a waitress for 11 years at the home and later as a waitress at the Steak and Shake restaurant in Peoria for 2 years. 

Survivors included her brother Dave McKeever (Kathy) of Hanna City, brother Dan McKeever (Debbie) of Sebatian, FL, brother Gary Arterburn of Peoria, sister Becki McMeen (Steve) of Trivoli, and Sister Mary Beth Elam (Craig) of Farmington, and her "adoptive" parents, Pat and Von Gregory, who took such loving care of her during her time at the Veterans home.  Jean, as her siblings called her, was a kind, gentle soul who always had a smile and was always thankful and respectful to all who took care of her of 37 years stayed at the Veterans home. She will be greatly missed by staff and her family.

Carol was also preceded in death by her infant son, Bernard Arthur Turner, her father Bernard Keith "Skeet" , her step mother Carol Jean Stalter McKeever, and her mother, Velma.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday morning, April 18, at 10:00 in the All Faith Chapel at the Illinois Veterans Home with Chaplain Dave Hall officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery. 

Visitation will be Wednesday morning from 9:00 until the time of services at the Chapel. 

Memorials may be made to the Illinois Veterans Home Activity Fund.

Arrangements are in the care of the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home


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