Lois Gillis Harris Turkington

Posted 3/4/22

Lois Gillis Harris Turkington passed away March 2. She was born Nov. 29, 1924.

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Lois Gillis Harris Turkington


ROCHELLE — Lois Gillis Harris Turkington passed away March 2. She was born Nov. 29, 1924.

A woman in the truest sense of the word. Dressed, lived, worked and loved the best she could. A farm girl that grew up in the depression, a ‘Rosey the Riveter’ during World War II, and an office clerk in the insurance, printing and health professions. A mother of three, a grandmother of two, a great grandmother of four, a wife of two, widower twice, and a homemaker throughout her life. A world-wide traveler who always came back to her home here in Rochelle. A woman of roots in the small Village of Creston where all came together in the ‘Roaring Twenties’.

Most of the friends she had growing up have passed. All her family of her generation have passed. Life has been very good. Married life, although brief, was very good. Family, still living, is doing well and most are on their own. So, she has now left us and moves on to reside with those who have gone before. She has left us with two words that truly speak to us of love and family: Grams and Mom.

There will be a private family gathering later. Contributions in Lois’ name may be made to Creston-Dement Public Library Building Fund, 107 S. Main St., P. O. Box 193, Creston, IL 60113 or to Serenity Hospice and Home, 1658 Illinois Route 2, Oregon, IL 61061. Cremation care has been provided by the Unger-Horner Funeral Home in Rochelle.  Visit www.ungerhorner.comto sign the online guest book.