Cynthia A. Turner

Cynthia (Betts) Turner, 72, Liberty, Missouri passed away Sunday, March 14, 2021 at North Kansas City Hospital.
Cindy was born in Fort Ord, California to Helen and George Betts, she grew up with 2 brothers George and John Betts. She married Larry Turner on August 8, 1970. Cindy received her bachelors degree from the University of Missouri and later her Masters degree from Boston University. She was a teacher and a coach at numerous locations, moving with her husbands military career.
Cindy is survived by her husband Larry, her daughter Leza (John) Super, her son Brett (Kelly) Turner, her brother John and her two dogs. Cindy was preceded in death by her mother Helen Betts, her father George Betts and her brother George Betts. She was a grandmother, “Yaya” to 7 living granddaughters and 1 deceased granddaughter.
Cindy and Larry are members of Unity of Kansas City North. A celebration of life will be held in the future.


  1. Meta Smith on March 16, 2021 at 6:57 pm

    Cindy was a loyal friend, mother, grandmother and wife. Her humor and kindness will be remembered by myself and my family. I have so many fond memories of Cindy from our high school and college days. She made me laugh and also got me through the tough times. We had too much fun when we were together and shared many life experiences. Even though distance separated us after college—our friendship remained close—whenever we were together, it was like we were never apart. I can’t believe she’s not a phone call away.

  2. Mary Forestal on March 16, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    In your life you only have a few sister friends. Cindy was one of those to me, and my family. She made me laugh, love, and do things I would of never have done. She was the most kind hearted person I have ever known. She never thought about herself ,always others. My memories of her will always be in my heart. The greatest times of my life were with my sweet friend. She always called when I needed to talk. I loved her , and I will see her again in Heaven. ????

  3. Martha Bryant on March 17, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    Cindy and I went to college together at the University of Missouri and Columbia. We shared many great times and classes together, both of us majoring in physical education. One of the most memorable was driving with a group of girlfriends to Ithaca New York for Cindy and Larry’s wedding. We had such a blast.
    We had recently reconnected as I moved to the Seattle area 40 years ago and settled out here but still have family in Kansas City where I could connect with Cindy when I was visiting. She’s that type of friend you never forget for her generosity and loving heart. She will be missed by many. My heart goes out to Larry and their family they built together.

  4. Angie Merry and Marge Motta on March 18, 2021 at 6:02 am

    I have been blessed to have 2 amazing moms…my own and Cindy (the mom of my best friend since high school). Cindy’s ever watchful and loving eye kept Leza and I out of trouble and safe and my mom appreciated the help with her youngest wild child.
    My mom and I are praying for your family and want you all to know we are here for you and sending love and hugs, or anything you need.

    Much love,
    Angie and Marge

  5. Barbara (Smith) Walker on March 20, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    Cindy was a dear classmate in our Belton High School days. She was always a kind person with a smile and a sense of humor. I was so happy to visit with Cindy at our 50th class reunion. She loved her beloved family, friends and life. Cindy was a blessing to many. We will miss her. Cindy will always be in our hearts. My prayers are with Larry and family.

  6. Linda (Davenport) Teague on March 20, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    I remember Cindy from high school. She was a very sweet and kind person. I am sure she will be missed by many. Our prayers for Larry and family for peace and comfort.

  7. Mars Gentry on March 21, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    Cindy always made me laugh because she had that ability to appreciate the humor in any situation. I remember so many good times in college and later in KC. Wish we had gotten together with our families to share the stories and the memories. Love to Larry and family

  8. Elena Super on April 15, 2021 at 6:53 am

    I could not have asked for a better Mother-in-law and Yaya for our beloved son John and granddaughter Sophia. Cindy always made us feel like we were family and I’m so grateful for having the opportunity to share the time we had together. How were we to know that Thanksgiving would be our last time to see each other. But I will hold on to our parting words forever; love you. She’ll be truly missed, but never forgotten.

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