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August 26, 1946 ~ January 19, 2024 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Shirley Turner, age 77, of Arkoma, Oklahoma, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 19, 2024. Shirley was a proud American who served her country in the U.S. Navy. She lived a full and impressive life where she was known for her diligence and determination. She was a remarkable woman who dedicated her life to serving others. After graduating from nursing school in 1979 she began her nursing journey at Sparks Hospital. For 40 years she had a positive impact on her patients and their families' lives. Shirley was born in 1946 in Thomas, Oklahoma, a daughter of Frank and Helen Pickens. She married the love of her life, Julius Turner and for the next 26 years they shared a wonderful life together. Shirley loved to laugh, loved her family and truly enjoyed life. Shirely is survived by her beloved son John Warsowick and stepson Kevin Turner. Bubba and June, her fur babies were her constant companions and will be lost without her. A host of family and friends will miss her dearly, may she rest in peace. Shirley is preceded in death by her husband Julius Turner; one daughter, Beth Warsowick; and her parents, Frank and Helen Pickens. Cremation is under the thoughtful care of River Glenn Cremation and Funeral Services.