In memory of
Linda Coffey Turner
Turner Linda Coffey Turner, age 66, of Columbus, Ohio, died January 12, 2017 at the Zusman Hospice at Wexner Heritage Village following an extended battle with brain cancer. On October 22, 1950 she was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Harding H. Coffey and Bernadine (Holmes) Coffey. On March 17, 1973 she married Charles A. Turner III at the Holy Rosary Church, Columbus, Ohio and together they shared 43 years of marriage. Linda is survived by her loving husband, Charles; mother-in-law, Florence G. Turner (Wadlin); four sisters-in-law, Constance Marger, Diana Nowels, Angela Turner, and Theresa Geer; and many nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her mother and father. Linda was a hospital administrator. Her last position was as the Assistant Administrator of Berger Hospital in Circleville, Ohio. She had also worked at St. Anthony Hospital in Columbus, Ohio and Wooster Community Hospital in Wooster, Ohio. Linda was active in Rotary and was a member of the Circleville Rotary Club and the Whitehall/Bexley Rotary Club. She had served on the governing board of the latter. She was a member of the board of the Bexley Women's Club, which she served as Treasurer and the board of the Diocesan Child Guidance Center. Linda grew up in rural Fayette County Ohio, primarily in the village of Jeffersonville, Ohio. Most of her adult life she lived in Bexley, Ohio. Linda loved gardening. She had wonderful outside gardens and over 200 African violets, some of which were more than 30 years old. She enjoyed genealogy and had traced her family tree extensively. She was a proud member by direct descent of the Society of the Founders of Norwich, Connecticut. Linda never did anything less than the absolute best possible. She was Valedictorian of her class at Miami Trace High School. She scored a perfect score and 100th percentile on S.A.T. College Boards and was a National Merit semi-finalist. She received a B.A. from Ohio State University Summa Cum Laude, an M.A. from Ohio State with a 4.0 GPA and a MBA in Finance from Xavier University with 4.0 GPA. In addition to her academic accomplishments, Linda was a talented artist having won blue ribbons at the Ohio State Fair for her oil paintings. She loved to travel and was a scholar for anything related to President Abraham Lincoln. The family wishes to thank Dr. Puduvalli and all the staff of the Ohio State James Cancer Hospital Department of Neuro-Oncology for their wonderful, skilled and compassionate care. They also wish to thank the staff of the Zusman Hospice at Wexner Heritage Center for their kindness and care they gave her in her final days. As was her wish, there will be no funeral or memorial service. Linda wishes to be remembered as she was in life. In honor of Linda, memorial donations can be made to the Whitehall/Bexley Rotary Club Foundation c/o the Columbus Foundation, 1234 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205 or the Bexley Women's Club, Scholarship Department, P.O. Box 09023, Bexley, OH 43209. Arrangements entrusted to Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society. www.ohiocremation.org
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