Norma Jean Turner 82 of Cave City passed away Saturday, December 18, 2021 at her home after fighting Leukemia. She was born December 22, 1938 in Stillwater, Oklahoma to Marion Eugene and Verda Eileen Sherrill Torrence. She was born in a homestead cabin in the backwoods with snow on the ground, father absent and two small children in the home. At the time of her birth, three hunters came by the cabin and when they returned gave her mother Verda a turkey as a gift for her newborn baby. Her family moved to Fairfield, California in the 1940’s and she attended Armijo High School and had many friends. She married Phillip Pace in 1955 and was later married to John Turner. She moved to Lake Village in 2006 and then to Cave City in 2020. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Phillip Pace and John Turner; one son, Rickey Eugene Pace; daughter-in-law Donna Jean Pace; brother, John Torrence and sisters, Eula Bristow, Patti McMahon and Anita Stacy.
Survivors include one son, Tony Pace of Cave City; one daughter, Janice Stith and husband Justin of North Lake Village; one brother, Richard Lowe and wife Terri; fourteen grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Qualls Funeral home of Cave City.