Betty Lou Herring-Turnbow

{April 6, 1927 - November 23, 2015}

Betty Herring-Turnbow, 88, of Memphis, died November 23, 2015, in the Scotland County Care Center in Memphis.

She was born on April 6, 1927, in Willmathsville, the daughter of Walter Leroy and Dora G. (Herrmuth) Davis. Betty grew up in Scotland County and attended Gorin High School until the tenth grade.

She married Elbert (Beab) Herring on November 20, 1947, and to this union five children were born: Patricia, Vickie, Hazel, William and Cathy. Beab preceded her in death on July 16, 1987.

She was a Christian and was recently baptized.  She was a faithful reader of the Bible.

Betty painted and quilted until she no longer had use of her hands. She enjoyed her word search books and, of course, bingo. She played the guitar and loved music and dancing.

Betty was a member of the Wallace W. Gillespie Memorial Post #4958 Ladies Auxiliary in Memphis where she was president for one year. She was a former president of the Gorin School PTA.

Her love of family members and friends enabled her to be a wonderful caregiver.

She married Ray Turnbow on April 15, 1989. He preceded her in death on September 1, 1996.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; five sisters: May Probst, Laura Stamper, Ethel Thompson, Stella Billings, and Irene in infancy; two brothers: Leroy Davis and Reverend Roger Davis; and two grandchildren: Louann Herring and Keith Arnold.
She is survived by her children: Pat (Gary) Arnold of Arbela, MO, Vickie (Chuck) Lubbert of Mendon, IL ,Hazel (Leon) Buford of Memphis, Bill (Debra) Herring of Milnor, ND, and Cathy (Mike) Webster of Kahoka; eighteen grandchildren; 33 greatgrandchildren; sister-in-laws, Connie Turnbow, Katy Davis; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m., Friday, November 27, 2015 at the Gerth Funeral Chapel in Memphis with Reverend Leon Buford officiating.  Burial will follow in the Hickory Grove Cemetery, near Arbela.

Visitation is prior to the service from 9-10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials are to the activities department of the Scotland County Care Center.

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  1. So sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Cathy, Chrissy and Jeremy sending you bunches of hugs. Love you guys

    Comment by jodie seaver on November 25, 2015 at 4:25 am
  2. Thinking of you all.


    Comment by Gretchen Gregory on November 25, 2015 at 11:25 am
  3. Praying God brings you comfort during this time of sorrow.

    Comment by Tina Townsend on November 25, 2015 at 2:20 pm
  4. I am so sorry to hear about Betty. Nice lady. Prayers out to her family.

    Comment by Oleva Frederick on November 25, 2015 at 2:30 pm
  5. Thoughts and prayers at this time of your loss.

    Comment by Rosemary Wellman on November 25, 2015 at 5:40 pm
  6. Praying for all your family with the loss of your loved one. May you find comfort in the Lord at this time of sorrow.

    Comment by Kevin and Jeanette on November 26, 2015 at 12:36 am
  7. So sorry for your loss Cathy, Mike, Chrissy and Jeremy. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Comment by David and Donna Schmitz on November 26, 2015 at 3:41 am
  8. Sorry to hear of your loss, Betty was/is a very special lady. She will always have a piece of my heart.

    Comment by Kristy Tarpein on November 26, 2015 at 2:20 pm

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