Esther E. Turpen

September 14, 2009

Esther E. Turpen 101, former Frankfort resident, died at 1:30 p.m. September 14, 2009 at Alpine Fireside Nursing Home, Rockford, IL. Born January 30, 1908 in Linden, IN to the late Robert & Myra (Sterup) Johnson. She married Homer Turpen on March 25, 1932 in Frankfort and he preceded her in death on September 18, 2002. Mrs. Turpen was a homemaker and lived in Frankfort, Indianapolis, Asheville, NC and Rockford, IL. She was a member of the Downey Avenue Christian Church in Indianapolis, IN.

Visitation and Services

Services 11 a.m. Friday, September 18, 2009 at Goodwin Funeral Home, Frankfort, IN. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery, Frankfort, IN.

Survived by:

2 Daughters: Sherry (Patrick) Dodge of Rockford, IL and Sally (Michael) Booher of Asheville, NC 6 Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren and 4 Great Great Grandchildren

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by a son, Terry Turpen, sister, Gertrude Ruch, brother, Ernest Johnson and sister-in-law, Demaris Swope.


One Condolence for “Esther E. Turpen”

  1. Rev Ralph Kuespert September 17, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    May the peace of God which passes all understanding keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. We will pray for you this weekend as you mourn the passing of your mother. Blessings always,
    Pastor Ralph

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