Delia Turner

Obituary of Delia Turner

            Delia “Dee” Turner, 84, of Jacksonville, died Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.  She was born July 12, 1933, in rural Morgan County, the daughter of James John and Ida Alice Swoffard Gardner. 

            Dee is survived by several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by three brothers, Louis Gardner, William David Gardner, and James Ray Gardner, and three sisters, Mary Lorene Hennessey, Beatrice Ilene Perry, and Edith Marie Petefish. 

            Dee was employed at Mobil Chemical for over 30 years.  In addition, Dee enjoyed raising livestock on her farm over the years.  She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

            A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 30, 2018, at Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville.  The family will meet friends from noon until the time of service Monday.  Memorials are suggested to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Condolences may be left online at