Shirley Turner Bowling


Shirley Turner Bowling, 66, of Paris Crossing, passed away at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at her mother’s home in Scottsburg.

Born Jan. 27, 1949, in Fort Knox, Kentucky, she was the loving daughter of Wallace Turner Sr. and Iola Richardson Turner.

In her early years, she resided in Scott County and attended school there. On Oct. 2, 1965, in Austin, she was united in marriage to Ralph Bowling. This union was blessed with two daughters, Rebecca and Brenda.

Shirley worked at Valeo Sylvania for 16 years, retiring in 2011. For the past 38 years, she had resided in the Paris Crossing community. She had attended Broadway Pentecostal Church in Austin. She enjoyed quilting and gardening.

Survivors include her husband, Ralph Bowling of Paris Crossing; mother, Iola Richardson Turner Angel of Scottsburg; two daughters, Rebecca Allen of Paris Crossing and Brenda (Eric) Ball of North Vernon; grandchildren, Amber and Ashley Hatfield, Jeremy and Samantha Allen, Cynthia Woodcock and Alisha Ball; great-grandchild, Isabel Allen; sisters, Marcella (Glenn) Campbell, Sharon (Richard) Graw and Barbara (Tom) Beswick, all of Lexington, and Dianna (Steve) Hunter of Scottsburg; three brothers, Willard (Diane) Turner of Scottsburg, Wallace (Mary) Turner Jr. of Salem and Walter (Debbie) Turner Scottsburg; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her father, Wallace Turner Sr., Aug. 24, 1999; stepfather, Virgil J. Angel, March 31, 2013; sisters, Debra Angel Sawyer Dixon, April 22, 2012, and Susan Neace, April 3, 1994; niece, Crystal Dawn Newman, Nov. 10, 2009; and nephews Walter Scott Bowman, Oct. 25, 2013, and Henry Wayne Campbell, Jan. 14, 2001.

The funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Broadway Pentecostal Church in Austin with Pastor Johnny Bowling officiating.

Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service today at the church.

Burial will be at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Austin.

Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison handled the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to donor’s choice of charity.

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