Betty Lou Turpin


Betty Lou Turpin, 94, peacefully went home to Jesus Jan. 7, 2019.

A graveside service is 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at the Vermilion Cemetery.  Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Mrs. Turpin was born Dec. 14, 1924, in Elbridge Township, the daughter of Charles and Exie Wright.

She met and fell in love with her husband, Floyd Dale Turpin, known to everyone as “Turp.”  They married Oct. 26, 1946, and made their home in Vermilion.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy (Gene) Martinka of Killeen, Texas; her grandchildren, Cosette (Jeff) Brannon of Weatherford, Texas, Steven (Jeanne) McCullough of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Gene-a (Adam) Salvati of Georgetown, Texas, Jauna Cothran of Georgetown, Texas, Jarret (Becky) Martinka of Georgetown, Texas; her great-grandchildren, Colton, Collin and Gavin Brannon, Jessica and Tyler Davis, Sara and Caroline Salvati, Kemble and Nate Cothran, Tyler and Jacob Martinka; her great-great-granddaughters, Ava Grace Lowery and Ella Davis; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mrs. Turpin joins her parents, Charles and Exie; her siblings, Dorthadine Rhoden, William Wright and Beverly Hanks; her husband, Turp; and her son, Larry, in heaven.

In addition to being a dedicated and loving mother and grandmother, she also loved attending services at the Vermilion Methodist Church. Throughout her entire life, she held an unwavering faith in God, which she shared with those who surrounded her.  She moved to Texas with her husband in 2008 to be near her daughter, Nancy. 

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