Billie M Turner
1925 - 2013
Published: January 28, 2013
Billie Melba Sypult Turner, 87, of Springdale went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale surrounded by her family. She was born Feb. 12, 1925, in Bells, Tenn., to William and Golda Buckner Fuller.
She was married in 1945 to Robert Dean Sypult, and in 1987 to Harral Turner. She graduated from Ottawa Township High School (Illinois) in 1943 and completed registered nurse training at Ryburn-King Hospital. She and her husband owned and operated All Weather Air Conditioning in Rogers from 1965 to 1978. After working at St. Mary's Hospital in Rogers, she retired from Springdale Memorial Hospital in 1987. She was baptized in Farmer City, Ill., in 1955 and was a longtime member of Friendship Baptist Church in Springdale.
She enjoyed traveling, reading and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved serving others.
Billie was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, Arnold J. Niederer, her half brother, Arnold M. Niederer, son-in-law, Dennis Williams, and both her husbands.
Survivors include her four children, Diane Sypult Williams Bowerman (Con), Judy Sypult, and Mike Sypult (Pam) of Rogers; and Stephen Sypult (Stephen Michael Shearer) and partner, Michael Wickman, of Minneapolis; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one half brother, William "Tiny" Fuller of Munford, Tenn.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Callison-Lough Funeral Home in Rogers. A celebration of her life will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 30 at Callison-Lough Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Sypult officiating, followed by burial at Tuck's Chapel in Rogers.
Pallbearers will be Matt Canaday, David Sypult, Daniel Sypult, Nathan Sypult, Arnold F. Niederer and Scott McCollum.
Memorials may be given to the Friendship Baptist Church of Springdale Building Fund or to Circle of Life Hospice.
To sign the guestbook online, please visit callisonlough.com.