Graveside services for Valeta Goodloe Turner, age 85, of Brownwood, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, in Holt Cemetery with the Rev. Ruben Packer officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of Netherton Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
Mrs. Turner passed away Saturday night, June 20, 2009, at a local nursing home.
Valeta was born Oct. 22, 1923, in Locker, Texas, the daughter of the late Joseph “Jo” and Mamie (Taylor) Goodloe. She attended schools at Locker and Richland Springs. She had been a resident of Brownwood since 1960 and was formerly of Holt in San Saba County. She was a homemaker and a member of Victory Baptist Church. Valeta was married to Barney N. Turner on Dec. 28, 1941, in Winchell.
Survivors include her son, Steve Turner of Wichita Falls; daughters, Barney Jo Wynn of Iowa Park, Sandra Verheek of Blue Springs, Mo., and Pamela Thornhill of Brownwood; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Barney Turner, on June 6, 1983, and by her parents, “Jo” and Mamie (Taylor) Goodloe.
The family requests memorials be made to Feed the Children Ministries of Oklahoma or St. Jude’s Hospital.