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Louise Arlene Turner of Sharon passed away at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in John XXIII Home, Hermitage. She was 89.
Mrs. Turner was born Jan. 7, 1929, in Johnstown, the daughter of James Francis and Emma Hopper Warner. She attended Farrell High School and graduated from the Wilmar Beauty School, Sharon.
Arlene retired from the Packard Electric Corp., Warren, in 1990, where she worked as an assembler for 20 years and was a union representative for Local 717 and a union counselor. Arlene was a part of a national campaign ad for General Motors in the 1980s. Earlier in her life, she also worked as an assembler for the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp. Arlene owned and operated Arlene's Beauty Shop from her home for many years.
She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Hermitage. She was a member of the Shenango Valley VFW Post 1338, Sharon; the American Legion Auxiliary Post 299, Sharon; the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 55, Farrell; the Elks Lodge 103, Sharon; and the Mercer County chapter of AARP. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, was the secretary for Sharon Steel retirees and enjoyed gardening and antiquing.
Her husband, Clinton Robert Bob" Turner, whom she married July 8, 1950, passed away Jan. 21, 1997.
Arlene is survived by a daughter, Traci A. Turner Hankins, Sharon; a son, Robert C. Turner, Hermitage; two sisters, Nancy L. Walpole of Niles, Ohio, and Shirley States of Hermitage; a brother, William Warner and his wife Betty, of Australia, one granddaughter, Kristi Kester and her husband, Shane, of Cleveland, Ohio; and two great-granddaughters, Sofia Louise and Madalynn Grace Kester.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Francis Warner.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 159 Todd Ave., Hermitage, PA 16148.

Louise, 89, of Sharon.
Calling hours: None. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Service: None.
Arrangements by J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Published on January 18, 2018
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