WAØHZS - November 21, 2007

James E Turner
Born 1925
Kansas City, KC

James Elmer Turner, 82, died November 21, 2007, in Kansas City, Kan., after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was born in Kansas City, Mo., April 23, 1925.

He served in WWII as a radio operator on B-24's in the Pacific. He attended Finley Engineering School and worked for Sanford Engineering in Springfield, Mo., Burns and McDonnell Engineering in Kansas City, and at Tension Envelope in Kansas City, until he was 70 years old.

James loved tinkering with electrical equipment and fixed many TVs. HE WAS AN AVID HAM RADIO OPERATOR WHO SERVED WITH THE CIVIL DEFENSE DURING THE 60'S AND 70'S.

He was a member of Victory Hills Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Turner; father, Elmer Turner; brothers, Herman and Edwin Turner; and a sister, Teresa Sawyer. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Vivian Gaskill Turner of Kansas City, Kan. ; a son, James W. Turner of San Angelo, Texas; a daughter, Susan Sneegas of Springfield; and a grandson, Aaron Sneegas of Bristol, Conn.

James was a simple man who lived a simple life. He loved his family and fixing things that no longer worked.

The family would like to thank those who loving cared for him at Medical Lodge of Kansas City, Kan., for the past three and a half years. In lieu of flowers,

the family suggests donations to the Alzheimer's Heartland Association, or the Victory Hills Baptist Church in Kansas City, Kan.

Visitation will be at Porter Funeral Home, 1835 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan., Monday, Nov. 26, at 5 to 7 p. m. and a graveside service at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 2 p.m.

Condolences may be expressed at porterfuneralhome.com

Arrangements: Porter Funeral Homes & Crematory, (913) 621-6400.
Published in the Kansas City Star on 11/25/2007.