Jean Marie Turner, 82, of Media, PA, died peacefully on December 21, 2020, from natural causes at Granite Farms Estates in Media, PA.
Jean is preceded in death by her beloved Uncle Frank A. Griesser and Aunt Mary Turner-Griesser, and her brother Richard "Dickie" Turner. Jean is survived and fondly remembered by her sister-in-law and nephew, along with many special cousins from the Griesser, Turner, Shorten, and Montague families. She will also be dearly missed by her devoted God Children and special friends she cherished.
Jean was born in Philadelphia attending St. Barnabas Grade School in SW Philadelphia, and West Catholic Girls High School. She began her career in accounting with the Bruder family of MAB Paints, in Philadelphia where she worked as a billing and account manager. Jean moved on to work at Harry F. Ortlip Co in Philadelphia and finally, in 1985, joining Goldhorn Electric Construction, Inc. in Aston where the founders and her co-workers became her extended family for 30 years.
When asked to provide advice for future generations’, Jean remarked, “leave time for friends”. She lived that advice throughout her life. Jean had friends who became her family and family who became her friends. She was happiest when sharing life’s experiences which included: dining out with neighbors and friends, travel, creating cooking adventures, music, knitting, board and card games, along with her many trips to Citizens Bank Park to cheer on her Phillies! Jean also loved her times as a choir member beginning at St. Barnabas Church, and then on to the choir at St. Pius X Parish after relocating from Philadelphia to Delaware County, PA.
Lasting friendships were created from Jean’s childhood, work, choir, and at Granite Farms Estates. There was always a teapot on, and Jean was ready to sit and share stories. As the family historian, she recalled many tales of families roots in Lawrence, MA, and the New England area. If you were lucky to call Jean family or friend, you indeed were blessed. Jean was inclusive and kind, quite humorous, enjoyed the simplicity of life and gatherings to connect with others. While on hospice care this past year, she was touched receiving many cards, calls and expression of care and friendship from people she loved.
Jean wished for friends to listen to musician John Rutter’s “The Music’s Always There With You”. It is a beautiful choral piece with meaningful lyrics that sum up the simplicity of Jean Turner.
Funeral Services: Due to the current environment, a Mass of Christian Burial and celebration of life will be planned at St. Pius the X Church, Broomall, PA. to be scheduled in the future through King Funeral Service, Newtown Square, PA. In lieu of flowers: Donations may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 5300 Chester Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143.
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Holy Family Home "Little Sisters of the Poor"
5300 Chester Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19143