Adda C. Turpen, 89, of Metamora, IL, formerly of Deland, IL, passed away at 1:02 pm on Friday, March 26, 2021 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, IL. She was born on December 15, 1931 in Somerset, KY to John L. and Grace A. (Fitzgerald) Mincey. She married William B. Turpen on November 22, 1947 in Somerset, KY. He passed away on November 4, 2002.
Surviving are her children, Charles Turpen of Metamora, Helen (Denver) Burton of Mansfield, IL, and Harold (Carol) Turpen of Farmer City, IL; twelve grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Erthel (Susan) Mincey of Texas; and daughter-in-law, Darlene Turpen of Metamora. She was preceded in death by her parents, son William B. Turpen, Jr., sister Edna Fitzgerald, and brothers Claude Mincey and Charles Mincey.
Adda was a member of Averyville Baptist Church in East Peoria. She enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, canning and preserving fruits and vegetables, quilting, playing cards, coloring, word search puzzles, and telling jokes. She loved having Jesus in her life.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Averyville Baptist Church with Reverend David Coyle officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 am until service time on Tuesday at the church. Due to Covid-19, CDC guidelines will be followed. Burial will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 in Deland Cemetery in Deland, IL with Pastor John Deeters officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Averyville Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 1070 Spring Bay Road, East Peoria, IL 61611. Online condolences at www.masonfuneralhomes.com.
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