Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Mary (DeFelice) Turner


Mary (DeFelice) Turner, 85, of Shadyside, died Friday, June 28, 2013 at Belmont Community Hospital in Bellaire. Born in Bellaire on September 3, 1927, she was the youngest child of the late Julio and Meri (Panone) DeFelice. She was a 1945 graduate of St. John High School in Bellaire and was a former employee of the G.C. Murphy Company. Mary was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Shadyside.

Mary lived her entire life within five miles of where she was born—not one to travel, she was most comfortable in her kitchen at home.  She will always be remembered by family and friends for her delicious cooking–especially her spaghetti and meatballs. No one ever left hungry because she always fixed enough food to feed a small army.

On June 13, 2013, Mary celebrated 60 years of marriage to Robert L. “Bob” Turner who survives along with four children: Robert (Catherine) Turner of Shelby; Mary Chuckery (Don Crozier) of Shadyside; Louis (Heather) Turner of Springfield; and Joanne Misenhelder of Bridgeport. Eight grandchildren: Aaron Turner of Lexington; Adam (Elizabeth) Turner of Beavercreek; Alyse Turner of Shelby; Antonia, Annmeri, and Dominic Turner of Springfield; Stephanie and Anthony Chuckery of Shadyside; 1 great-granddaughter, Christa Berry. Also surviving is her sister, Emma Closser, of Kenton.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by a sister, Agnes Copper in 1997; brother, Adam DeFelice in 2000, and a brother who died in infancy.

Friends may call on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home, 3900 Central Avenue, Shadyside, where a vigil service will be held at 7:30 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:30 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church in Shadyside, Fr. Samuel R. Saprano officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Bellaire. Memorial expressions may be made to St. John Central High School, St. Mary Catholic Church, or the OR&W Fire District Shadyside. Funeral arrangements are being handled by her son Bob and his staff from the Turner Funeral Home, Shelby.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. ROBERT DERUY says:


  2. Mary Linn says:

    Bob and family I am so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. I know she is looking down on you. You are in my thoughts and prayers

  3. TTom and Judy Korbas says:

    Our deepest sympathies to the whole Turner family—losing a loved one is always heartbreaking. Even though she is gone from you,, may you be consoled by the thought that Mary is at peace in God’s hands and surrounded by the wonders of the heavenly paradise. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you and your family.
    Tom and Judy Korbas Family

  4. Rev. S. T. and Betty Adkins says:

    Bob, Cathrine and family. So sorry to read of the passing of your mother. Our prayers are with you and the entire family for comfort through this time. May our Heavenly Father keep all of you in his loving arms.

  5. Lillian and Larry Siebieda says:

    To the Turner family and especially Mary Chuckery and her children,
    Larry and I are deeply sadden by the loss of your mother, (grandmother). May God give you peace during this time and eternal rest to your dear mother. All of you will be in our prayers.

  6. Vicki koonce says:

    Our sympathy to my uncle Bob,cousins bob,sissy,lou ,&joann and your familys. Aunt Mary was a great person, kind,caring,giving to her family including all of her nieces and nephews and our family.i know you are in angel in heaven with your family there. Much love aunt Mary

  7. Christine Stone Mahaffee says:

    Bob, Mary, Lou, Joanne,

    Our deepest sympathies in the passing of your Mom. Having grown up knowing her and the family living up the street from us I have many memories of us all. Mary was a wonderful lady who cared for all the 48th/47th street kids through our childhood. God Bless you all and may God send you peace at this sad time.

    Don, Dennis, Chris, Connie Stone

  8. Laurie & Jeff Kirk and family says:

    Bob, Cathy & family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at the difficult time. May your faith and memories bring comfort to you.

  9. John & Agnes Pugh says:

    Bob we are sorry for your loss and may God be with you and family

  10. Roger Adam says:

    I am sorry to hear about your mother passing. You have my deepest sympathy. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. Mike Manley says:

    Mr. Turner, Bob, Mary, Lou, Joanne

    We are saddened to hear of the passing of your wife and mother. It’s always a sad day when any of our friends and neighbors feel pain and loss.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Mike and Amy Manley

  12. Anna Panone Battista says:

    Our sincere condolences to all of Mrs. Turner’s family. Though she has passed from this world, I’m sure the memory of her will continue living. It is with sadness that we watch the ” Panone” heritage slowly slip away!

    Anna Panone Battista
    (Renata’s sister)
    Montreal, Canada

  13. Annette Whealdon says:

    Bob … Sorry for your loss . My family would’ve been there but found out too late .. Love you all .. Rosie’s family.

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