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April 01st, 2020

gale turnerELKHART – Gale I. Turner, 79, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at Hutchinson Region Medical Hospital in Hutchinson. 

He was born May 12, 1940 to Glenn and Thelma Turner in Elkhart.

He married Carolyn Hayes in 1971. She survives. 

He graduated from Elkhart High School in 1958. He also spent two years at Garden City Junior College

He was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1963. He served at Fort Knox before beginning an overseas tour of duty in South Korea. 

After serving in the Army, he worked for Turner Truck Line, and farmed. 

In 1966, he began working for Bankers Dispatch Corp. which later became Gelco Courier Corp. and then Pony Express Courier Corp. of America. 

He worked as a Courier Guard for 42 years, retiring in 2007. 

He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Elkhart, and was an avid piano player. 

Survivors also include daughter, Glenda Turner, Sterling; brother, Ronnie Lee Turner and wife, Sheryl, Guymon, Okla.; and niece, Gina Turner. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Marvin.

• Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 at the Elkhart Cemetery in Elkhart with Pastor Shella Choi presiding. Military rites will be conducted by Point Rock Post #3162. 

Memorials are suggested to the United Methodist Church of Elkhart in care of Garnand Funeral Home, P.O. 854, Elkhart, Kansas 67950. 

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