Mary Frances Turner
Mary Frances Turner
  • February 20, 1919 - August 13, 2014
  • Rockwall, Texas

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Mary Frances Turner, born February 20, 1919, passed into the Heaven that God has promised her on August 13, 2014. She was born in Terrell, Texas to Clyde Peden and Annie Lavinia Massengill Peden. Delaney Ward Peden, her stepmother, raised Frances. Clyde Peden, Jr., her brother, preceded Frances in death. Mary Frances married William Jackson Turner on October 1, 1938. Robert Wiley Turner, the eldest of two sons was born September 17, 1939. Mary Frances’ youngest son, Billy Jack Turner, was born on July 2, 1948 and passed December 25, 1963. Frances was a member of Cottage Heights Baptist Church in Kaufman, Texas and was their church secretary for many years. Mary Frances was a long time resident of Kaufman, Texas until she moved to Summer Ridge Assisted Living in Rockwall, Texas. William Jackson Turner, her husband of 56 years, preceded her in death on March 11, 1994. Her son, Robert Wiley Turner and his wife, Joan Powell Turner, survive Mary Frances. She will be missed and forever remembered by her grandchildren; Connie Carole Turner Jones and her husband, Scott Owen Jones, and their two children: Zachary Owen Jones and Ashley Carole Jones; Robert Craig Turner and his wife, Terry Johnson Turner, and their sons: William Jackson Turner and Nathan James Turner; they will cherish the memory of this shining example of a Christian woman, a faithful wife, loving mother, well loved and admired grandmother, great-grandmother and Aunt. Visitation will be held at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home, 305 N. Jackson St, Kaufman, Texas on Friday, August 15, 2014 from 7-9 pm. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 16, at 10 a.m., also at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at