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Evelyn Turner

Evelyn Mae Turner (Bowe)

Thursday, August 16th, 1928 - Friday, August 2nd, 2019
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Obituary

Evelyn Bowe Turner, 90, of Roanoke, Va., passed away peacefully Friday, August 2, 2019. Evelyn lived most of her life in Salem, VA and was a loved member of Washington Heights Grace Brethren Church and retired as a Nursing Assistant at the Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center where she excelled at her ability and desire to take care of our Veterans. She became “famous” among her patients and staff alike because of her care, compassion, and the way she was able to communicate with everyone she came into contact with, including her co-workers. She was featured in the 75th Anniversary video of the Salem VAMC called “I Commend Them To Your Care” which was the final line in the speech given by President Franklin Roosevelt at the dedication in 1934 when Evelyn was 6 years old and stood along the road waving a small American flag when his motorcade passed through Roanoke on the way to the Salem VA Medical Center. She was also a compassionate, dedicated, and extremely supportive Mother to three children where she instilled a definite sense of self-confidence, courage, and responsibility among those three kids. Her trusting nature, sense of humor, and love of all people that she met and worked with became her “calling card” that she was known for. She was truly the personification of unconditional love. Her smile, laughter, and twinkling blue eyes was always an endearing quality that helped forge lifelong friendships among everyone she met. Her loss is sad but, the time we were given with her was a wonderful blessing. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Washington and Wilma Sprinkle Bowe, husband, Kenneth Turner of Clearfield, PA, sister June Bowe Arthur, and brother George Forrest (Frosty) Bowe.
Survivors include her daughters, Sherry Ratzlaff and husband, Allen of Shelton, WA, and Sandy Kelley and husband, Sean of Bent Mountain, VA; one son, Tracy Turner of Hardy, VA; and one granddaughter, Chelsea Ratzlaff.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 9, 2019, at the John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem, VA.
A graveside service to commemorate her life will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at the Fair View Cemetery in Roanoke, VA. Friends that wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:00 a.m. to visit with the family and adjourn to the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made in Evelyn’s honor to the Roanoke Valley SPCA: rvspca.org/donate-now/ or to the Wounded Warrior Project: support.woundedwarriorproject.org.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnmoakey.com.







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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, August 9th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Friday, August 9th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home
    Address
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Friday, August 9th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, August 9th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home
    Address
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Graveside Service - Please arrive at the funeral home by 10:00 a.m. to adjourn to the cemetery.

    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Fair View Cemetery
    Address
    3300 Melrose Ave NW
    Roanoke, Virginia 24017
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  • Interment

    Location
    Fair View Cemetery
    Address
    3300 Melrose Avenue
    Roanoke, VA 24017
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Joy Gross

Posted at 02:14pm
I have so many wonderful memories of Evelyn she was the most caring loving lady I knew, I keep in touch with her throughout the years and the last time I visited with her she said well give me a hug and had that beautiful smile. She loved her children and she loved her cats. She touched so many of the Morwanda Park neighborhood children I know she did me. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
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DONNA OTEY

Posted at 01:56pm
SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR MOTHER. I HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT ALL OF YOU OVER THE YEARS. SHE KNEW HOW TO KEEP US IN LINE.
WE WERE ALWAYS RUNNING AROUND TOGETHER AT YOUR HOUSE OR MINE (SPANISH TRACE APTS) YOU WERE MY BESTIE! THINKING OF YOU AT THIS TIME.
LOVE YA STILL

DONNA OTEY (GRAHAM)
CA

Connie Azar

Posted at 10:21am
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.

Connie and Mike Azar

Sue Nelson

Posted at 07:12pm
Evelyn was a true Blessing to this World , she loved God, Prayed and read the Bible . She was a neighborhood Mom to me, she fed me when I was hungry and allowed me to sleep under her roof . She was always kind, and wore a smile a mile wide! She will be greatly missed.
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