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Bernice Turner

Graveside services for Bernice Turner, 79, Bakersfield, Missouri, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Bakersfield Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mrs. Turner passed away at 4:10 a.m., Thursday, February 15, 2018 at NHC Healthcare.


She was born January 28, 1939, in Fulton County, Arkansas, to Thomas Burlin Sanders and Nellie Mae Robins Sanders.  Bernice attended Bakersfield High School.  On August 10, 1956, she was married at Desoto, Mississippi, to Mayford Turner, who preceded her in death on October 31, 1986.  She operated a dairy farm with her husband for many years; Mrs. Turner loved being a homemaker and was an excellent cook, making the best family dinners.


She is survived by two children, John Turner and wife, Karla, Caulfield, Missouri and Devon Pendergrass and husband, Neal, Mountain Home, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Justin Turner and wife, Andrea, Kent Turner, Carlissa McGahan and husband, Chase, Wesley Pendergrass and Turner Pendergrass and wife, Emily; one great-grandchild, Scarlett Turner; and many other family members.


Her parents and husband preceded her in death.


Mrs. Turner will lie in state from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m., Friday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Bakersfield Cemetery and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at