Ülkü E. Turnbo passed into the arms of the savior on Wednesday, December 16th at Eastview Terrace in Sullivan, Illinois.
Ülkü was born in January of 1934 in Samsun, Turkey on the Black Sea coast. Ülkü was married in Samsun, Turkey in August of 1963 to Lynn R. Turnbo, her husband of 57 years.
After living in Europe and other countries with her husband, who worked overseas, Ülkü returned to live in Decatur, Illinois in 1976. Ülkü was a nurse at St. Mary’s
Hospital and McKinley Court Nursing Home. Ülkü retired from St. Mary’s Hospital after 20 years there. She was a member of the Women’s International Club and Decatur Gardening Club. She enjoyed time with her two sons John and Mark, and daughter, Feri. She enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, and swimming. She was a member of East Park Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents Kemal and Feriha Sezen and brother Unsal Sezen. Ülkü is survived by husband Lynn, sons John and Mark Turnbo of Decatur, Illinois and daughter Feri Collins, who resides in Scotland. Surviving is her sister Duygu Sezen, brother Tugrul (Helene) Sezen, five grandchildren: Nadia, Violet, Jasmine, Isla, Milo and great granddaughter, Piper.
The family would like to thank Eastview Terrace Nursing Home for the excellent care.
A Funeral Service Celebrating Ülkü’s life will Monday morning, December 21, 2020 at East Park Baptist Church, Decatur, beginning at 10:30 am. There will be a live Facebook stream for the service, also beginning at 10:30 am (CST). https://www.facebook.com/East-Park-Baptist-Church-117189671633190 Tanzyus Logan Funeral Service and Care is in charge of arrangements.
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