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PALMYRA June N. Turner, 88, died March 17, 2003 at a Pittsfield healthcare facility following a brief illness. She was born May 25, 1914 at Canaan a daughter of Ernest and Idella (Goodwin) Nelson. She graduated from Skowhegan High School as salutatorian of her class.

On November 3, 1934 she married Frank H. Turner, and they owned and operated a dairy farm in Palmyra for many years. June also worked as a weaver at Eastland Woolen Mill in Corinna for many years. She was known for always opening her door to anyone and providing plenty of food for all. She was a loving free- hearted woman who generously shared of herself and her goods with everyone. June was a longtime 4-H leader and was a past member of the Church of the Nazarene in Pittsfield.

She was predeceased by her husband Frank, Sr., and sons Stephen and Gene. June is survived by 4 sons, Ernest and wife Virginia, Frank, Jr. and David, all of Palmyra, Milton and wife Jo-Ann of Plymouth; a daughter Jane Thompson of Palmyra; 20 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and one great great grandson.

Friends may call from 6-8 P.M. Thursday, March 20th at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Newport. A graveside committal service will be held 11 AM Wednesday, May 21st, at the family lot, Riverside Cemetery, Newport, with Pastor Timothy Boone officiating. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Newport.

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