Ruth “Eileen” Turner

Ruth “Eileen” Turner

May 29, 1938 – July 3, 2023

Ruth “Eileen” Turner was a kind, giving person with a quick wit, wonderful sense of humor and a beautiful smile. We were blessed to have such a caring, loving mom, grandma, sister, aunt and friend.

She is survived by her three daughters: Lori and Lisa Turner and Debbie Grovijohn; son, Duane Turner; grandson, Trey Grovijohn; three sisters: Lila Zech, Valda (Loren) Davidson, Susie Schanot; brother, Bennie (Beverly) DeFreece; sister-in-law, Marilyn DeFreece; many loving nieces and nephews and family friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin L Turner; granddaughter, Paige C. Grovijohn, parents, Ben and Cora DeFreece; brothers, Red and Jim; sister, Betty; brothers-in-law, Richard Schanot and Harold Zech.

In lieu of flowers, she requested you do good deeds. In addition, donations can be made to the American Heart Association.

Services Sat, July 8, 2023, 11:00 am at West Center Chapel with Graveside services to follow at 2:00 pm in Sterling, NE. To view a live broadcast of the Funeral Service, please visit and press the “View Live Cast” button.


  • Pam Hillman Posted July 5, 2023 2:15 pm

    My deepest sympathy. Eileen was an awesome fun lady.

  • Lora Weaver Posted July 5, 2023 4:27 pm

    My deepest sympathy to the family. I’m so thankful for the years I had with Mom Turner and was so Blessed to have had her in my life and to have called her Mom. Coming to Omaha will never be the same without being able to see her. She was such a blessing to Ashanti and I and she will be missed so much.

  • Carlsons Posted July 5, 2023 5:08 pm

    We’re sending sympathy to you Debbie and your family learning that your mother passed. ❤️🙏🏻
    Norm and Mary Carlson

  • Annette Kasselman Posted July 6, 2023 7:33 am

    Dear Lori and sisters,
    Please accept this meager acknowledgment of the deep loss of your mother. May God bring peace amidst the tears.
    Warmest regards,

  • Duane Turner Posted July 8, 2023 9:58 am


  • Lynne Buchanan Posted July 10, 2023 1:13 pm

    Dear Lori and Family,

    Rick and I send our deepest sympathy.

    Lynne Buchanan and Richard Harms

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