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September 29, 2013

Josephine L. Turner Nickless

Josephine L. Turner Nickless passed away on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. She was born on April 16, 1919, to Charles A. Turner and Lona D. Turner. She graduated from Pimento High School in 1937. She attended Brown Business College.

She worked in the office of Gillis Drug Company for five years. In 1946 she left Gillis Drug Company to work with her father in the bus business, Chas A. Turner, Wabash Valley Lines. After his death, she and her brothers continued the business, being co-owners of Turner Coaches, Inc. They sold out in 1982 to John R. Turner and Charles Beckwith.

She married Stanton L. Meister in 1947 and he preceded her in death in 1979. In 1982 she married Harold R. Nickless, the love of her life, and he preceded her in death in 1998. She also was preceded in death by her parents; sister, June E. Kneller; and brothers, Raymond K. Turner, Hubert A. Turner, Robert I. Turner, and David E. Turner. She is survived by her stepdaughter, Connie Loveall and husband Martin; stepson, Stephen Nickless and wife LeeAnn; five stepgrandsons, Christopher Loveall, wife Michele, Craig Loveall, wife Mindy, Brad Nickless, Matthew Nickless, and Cody Nickless, eight stepgreat-grandchildren; one stepgreat-great-grandchild; a special niece, Sandy Keaton, her husband Terry; several nieces and nephews; two cousins; and a lifelong friend of 74 years, Moyne Marietta.  

She was a member of Faith Wesleyan Church. She enjoyed participating in the activities in the Son Shine Center at Maplewood Christian Church.

Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at 2 p.m. in Faith Wesleyan Church, 6751 S Carlisle St. Visitation will be at the church from 11 a.m. until service time. Pastor Ray Austin will be officiating. Burial will be in New Harmony Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions her memory can be made to the Faith Wesleyan Church, or Son Shine Center. Online condolences can be made at:

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