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Glenda Farrell Clark Turner

April 22, 1935 — April 12, 2024

Bend, Oregon

Glenda Farrell Clark Turner passed peacefully on April 12th, in her home in Bend, OR where she lived with her daughter, Glenda Therese, and her son-in-law, Jack McKenzie.

She was born on April 22, 1935 and would have been 89 years young. Glenda, the oldest daughter of Owen Lester Clark and Eura Elizabeth Guffey Clark, was born in Cumberland City, KY and later moved to New Castle, IN. There the Clark’s later welcomed a baby sister, Martha Lavon, who Glenda at first wanted sent back to the hospital, but soon came to love with all her heart. Glenda graduated from New Castle Senior High School in 1953 and began working at Ft. Benjamin Harrison Finance Center in Indianapolis, remaining there until May 1955. She married her childhood sweetheart, Theodore ‘Ted’ Turner on October 24, 1954 and they welcomed their first child, Glenda Therese, born in New Castle on July 21, 1955, while Ted was on a remote tour for the Air Force. Their son, Dailey Owen Turner was born in San Antonio, TX on August 22, 1957, the Turner’s first of many joint worldwide duty assignments in Ted’s 45 years of Federal Service.

Glenda was a loyal service wife through and through, dedicated to supporting her husband’s career choice and raising a military family while launching her own career by joining the Army and Air Force Exchange Service as an accountant while stationed in Texas. She continued her employment at every different stateside assignment until retiring in May 1997 with 35+ years. Her last position was head of accounting for Scott AFB, IL. After retiring in New Baden, IL, Glenda and Ted were very active in the Lion’s Club for 25+ years, both holding prominent positions in their local club and at district levels too. Their local club and they were especially active in the Leader Dogs for the Blind program. She was a practicing member of every Church of Christ she lived near, most recently at the 27th St Church of Christ in Bend, OR.

Glenda is survived by her daughter, Glenda Therese (Jack) McKenzie of Bend, OR; grandsons: Jon Michael (Cathy) Turner, Daniel Ross Atwater and Erich James (Silvana) Turner; step- granddaughters: Heather (Chasity Cadaos) McKenzie, Kelly (Lawrence) Fudge and Emily (Joe Weber) Atwater; great-grandchildren: Forest and Sage Turner, Logan, Grace Mia Turner; step-grandchildren, Emery and Levi Fudge; and a step-grandson,  Baby Atwater due in June 2024; her sister, Martha Lavon Clark Sayre; brothers and sisters-in-law: Jim and Jean Shepard, Jerry Sayre, Robert and Sue Turner, and Linda Turner; as well as many nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind many special friendships nurtured over the years.

Glenda was preceded in death by her parents; her parents-in-law, Dailey and Ada Turner; her sister-in-law, Margie Turner Shepard; her brother-in-law, Ronald Turner; and her great-nephew, Matthew Pearcy.

While Glenda was feisty and often outspoken, there is no doubt that she loved each and every one of her family with all her heart and was quick to support them in every way possible. One of her greatest joys in life was spending time with family, looking at photos and sharing stories, laughter and so much love.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle, IN. Visiting hours are 12-2 pm, Saturday, April 20, 2024, with service at 2:00 pm, officiated by her nephew, Tony Sayre. Interment to immediately follow at South Mound Cemetery, West Lawn Addition, New Castle, IN. Condolences and memories of Glenda may be shared at and

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