Mae Eloise Turner, 78, of Kimberling City, Missori, formerly of Independence, Missouri, went to be with Jesus on Monday, June 21, 2010, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Mo. 

Mae Eloise Turner, 78, of Kimberling City, Missori, formerly of Independence, Missouri, went to be with Jesus on Monday, June 21, 2010, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Mo.  

She was born October 12, 1931, in Little Rock, AR, to Robert F. and Alpha Mae Tedder. She graduated in 1949 from Clarksville High School, Clarksville, AR, and then attended College of the Ozarks, Clarksville, AR, majoring in vocal music.

The love for her Lord was heard in her beautiful singing voice. Mae was widely known around the Independence and Kansas City area for her musical performances in many Churches. She had been the music director at Mount Washington Baptist Church, Independence, Missouri, for 18 years. Her beautiful voice was also heard at Maywood Baptist Church, Independence, Mo. For many years she had the pleasure of being the director of a teenage Sunday School Department. She was the director of the Master’s Minority singing group for a period of time.  

Surviving Mae is her beloved husband of 56 years Adam Turner, Jr. of West Plains, Mo., whom she met while he was in service at Camp Chaffee, AR. After training at Camp Chaffee he was sent to Korea. She is also survived by her daughter Cindy Steiner, Springfield Mo.; sons, Tim Turner, Springfield, Mo., and Randy Turner and wife Debbie of Independence Mo.  Her greatest joys were her granddaughter Leah Maelin Steiner, Springfield, Mo., and grandson Adam James Turner, Independence, Mo.  She is survived by her brother Robert F. Tedder, Ft. Smith, AR, and wife Chloe and Rev. J. Charles Tedder and wife Mary Belle of Independence, Mo., and a host of many nieces and nephews.  

Services will be held on Friday, June 25, 2010, at the Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home, Midtown, 1635 N. Benton, Springfield, Mo.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. with the service immediately following.  

Interment will be at the Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Springfield, Mo.