Edward M Turney

Edward M. Turney, a lifelong resident of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, passed away peacefully at his home on June 26, 2024, at the age of 85.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at Our Lady of Presentation Catholic Church. A visitation will be held prior to the service, starting at 10:00 AM at the church. Memorial contributions in Edward’s name may be made to Our Lady of Presentation Catholic Church.

Edward was born on November 24, 1938, in Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated from Lee’s Summit High School in 1956 and subsequently joined the United States Navy. After being honorably discharged in October 1959, Edward began a career as a pressman at a lithographic company, where he worked until his retirement, despite being colorblind.

In April 1960, Edward married Alice C. Reiter. Together, they raised five children and built a life filled with love and shared passions. Edward was an avid participant in various hobbies throughout his life, including square dancing, moto-cross racing, deer hunting (both rifle and bow), fishing, bowling, and building remote-controlled airplane models. After retiring, he found joy in playing golf.

Edward was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Jewel Turney; his beloved wife, Alice; his daughter, Denise Kelley; and his siblings, Alcidene Pendleton, Lorene Henderson, Ilene Turney, Nadence Legant, Nelda Faye Turney, Ray Turney, Billy Turney, and Paul Turney.

He is survived by his children: daughters, Deanne Miller and Denna (Randy) Hensley; and sons, Eddie Turney, Jr., and Dan Turney. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren. Edwards legacy is also cherished by his extended family and numerous friends.

Edward will be remembered for his dedication to his family, his diverse interests, and his remarkable spirit. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.


  1. Randy Turner on July 8, 2024 at 2:04 pm

    so sorry i missed all of i just learned. He will not be forgoten

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