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“Jim and Kay,So sorry to hear about JoNell. She was always so friendly and always smiling whenever you saw her. She was a very special lady and so so...Read More »
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“I'll forever remember Ms. Turner as the inspiration for my desire to play piano. She would teach me after school and during the summer. I remember...Read More »
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“A beautiful lady who inspired me and many others with her grace. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Becky Keith - Greenville, KY

“Sue and I were so sorry to hear about Jonell. She was an outstanding lady and a good friend. I have lost a birthday partner.RIP Jonell and GOD BLESS ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Sue an Robert Mcclearn - FL

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6 of 7 | Posted by: Scarlett Lynn - Greenville, KY

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GREENVILLE - Norma JoNell Turner Hardison, 84, of Greenville, died Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at 7:41PM at the Heartford House in Owensboro. JoNell was born September 29, 1932, to Clarence and Grace Turner. She was a 1950 graduate of Drakesboro High School. Her love for teaching music education spanned over 40 years. She received her Bachelor's degree from Murray State and attended Murray, Western and UK to complete her Master's degree. She was a member of the college orchestras where she played violin. Her teaching career begin in the fall of 1954 at Daviess Co. elementary schools - Sorgho, West Louisville, Snyder and Stanly. From Daviess County, she taught at Grand Chain Elementary in Illinois and retired from teaching at Graham School in 1991. She was honored as elementary teacher of the year by KMEA –Kentucky Music Educator Association, in 1986. She was an active member and officer of the Muhlenberg County Education Association and the Retired Teacher Association. Also, she was a driving force of the music association Aeolian and assisted in the Messiah performances for many years. She served as pianist in many churches across Muhlenberg County and was a member of Shavers Chapel Methodist Church in Bremen where she played the organ and piano. A teacher friend described her best saying "She held such high personal standards and lived her life so that her convictions showed every day. She gave her best whether it was teaching, making music, serving as MCEA officer or just being a friend." JoNell was preceded in death by her husband Bland Hardiso;, a brother Carl Turner; and her parents.

She is survived by two brothers John (Deb) Turner of Clarksville, Jim (Kay) Turner of Greenville and many nieces, nephews and their families.

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 18, 2017, at 1:00PM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City, with Rev. Tom Stovall officiating. Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday after 11:00AM at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com.