Dorothea ‘Dottie’ Ann Turner

April 2, 2012

in Obituaries

Dorothea Turner

Dorothea “Dottie” Ann Turner, 48, of Sedalia, died Saturday, March 31, 2012 at her home with her family around her. She was born on Oct. 7, 1963, in Paragould, Ark., a daughter of Wade and Almaree (Holifield) Farmer.

On Aug. 11, 1984 at Providence Baptist Church, Lafe, Arkansas, she was united in marriage to Baxter Lee Turner, Jr., who survives of the home.

She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church where she was chairman of the kitchen committee and assisted in teaching adult Sunday school with her husband. She worked as the office manager at Preferred Properties, Sedalia for three years.

She loved raising her family. She was an awesome example of a Proverbs 31 woman. She loved entertaining friends and family and shopping with her girls.  She kept Baxter busy with many projects around the house.

For the last 10 years, she battled with cancer and won many victories. She never let cancer get in the way of her life, never complained, and discouraged whining.

Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Laura Langdon and her husband Brad, and Jessica Turner, all of Hollister, Missouri; two sisters, Peggy Carroll and her husband Tommy, and Ihrondia Carroll and her husband Nelson, both of Marmaduke, Arkansas; and her father, Wade MacArthur Farmer, of Truman, Arkansas

She was preceded in death by her mother Almaree Farmer.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 am, Tuesday, April 3,  at New Hope Baptist Church, Sedalia. A second memorial service will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, April 7 at Providence Baptist Church in Lafe, Ark.

Honorary bearers will be Russell H. Carroll, Darrell D. Carroll, Darlene Thomas, Sonja Smith, Pete Sublett, Anita Campbell, Tina Roquet, Lisa Duchesne, Jim Myers, and Jacques and Marianne Duchone.

Friends are invited to a meal and reception following the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be given to New Hope Baptist Church or the College of the Ozarks, Hollister, Missouri, in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.

Condolences may be conveyed to the family at

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