Rose Clark Turner
Rose Clark Turner, 89, of Monona, Iowa, recently of rural Clyde, Ohio, died at Elmwood Assisted Living in Fremont, Ohio on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. Rose was born near Elkader, Iowa, on September 1, 1924, to the now deceased Joel and Emma (Johnsrud) Clark. She was a 1942 graduate of Elkader High School and received a degree in medical technology from Macalester College in 1946.
On October 19, 1944, she married Jackson Turner, her husband for 68 years. Rose taught German and General Science at M-F-L Community Schools for 21 years. She was an active member of Living Faith Parish in Monona where she taught adult Sunday School classes, sang in and directed the choir, and served on many committees. In retirement, she served as the coordinator for the local Meals on Wheels program and spent many hours helping at the Senior Center. She enjoyed camping, traveling, reupholstering and refinishing furniture and antiques.
She is survived by her children, Susan Schulz, Hiawatha, Iowa, and Mark (Deanna) Turner of Clyde, Ohio; four grandchildren, Jesse Schulz, Damon (Chauntae) Schulz, Emily Turner, and Adam Turner and one great-grandchild, Fox Richardson. She is also survived by her sister, Jean Clark Kaldahl of Port Townsend, Washington.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Jackson; her brother Milo Clark and her sister, Mae Clark Jaster.
Visitation will be Friday, January 3, 2014 from 4-7 p.m. at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home in Monona, Iowa, and one hour before services at the church on Saturday.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 4, 2014, at Living Faith United Methodist Parish in Monona, Iowa, with Rev. Dennis Hopes officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Elkader East Side Cemetery, Elkader, Iowa.
Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service is helping the family with the arrangements. Condolences may be left with: www.graufuneralhomes.com