Louise Arlene's Story
Louise Arlene Turner, 89, of Sharon passed away at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2018, in John XXIII Home, Hermitage.
Mrs. Turner was born Jan. 7, 1929, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, a daughter of James Francis and Emma Hopper Warner.
She attended Farrell High School and graduated from the Wilmar Beauty School, Sharon.
Arlene retired from the Packard Electric Corporation in Warren, Ohio, in 1990, where she worked as an assembler for 20 years and was a union representative for Local 717 and a union counselor.
Arlene was a part of a national campaign ad for General Motors in the 1980s. Earlier in her life, she also worked as an assembler for the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp. Arlene owned and operated Arlene's Beauty Shop from her home for many years.
She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Hermitage.
She was a member of the Shenango Valley VFW Post 1338 in Sharon, the American Legion Auxiliary Post 299 in Sharon, the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 55 in Farrell; the Elks Lodge 103 in Sharon, and the Mercer County Chapter of AARP.
She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, was secretary for Sharon Steel retirees and enjoyed gardening and antiquing.
Her husband, Clinton Robert "Bob" Turner, whom she married July 8, 1950, passed away Jan. 21, 1997.
Arlene is survived by a daughter, Traci A. Turner Hankins of Sharon; a son, Robert C. Turner of Hermitage; two sisters, Nancy L. Walpole of Niles, Ohio, and Shirley States of Hermitage; a brother, William Warner and his wife, Betty, of Australia; a granddaughter, Kristi Kester and her husband, Shane, of Cleveland, Ohio; and two great-granddaughters, Sofia Louise and Madalynn Grace Kester.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Francis Warner.
There is no calling hours or services.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 159 Todd Ave., Hermitage, PA 16148.
Published on January 18, 2018