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Obituary Rex R Turk,
Sheldon, Missouri, 2 Jul 1977

Nevada Daily Mail, Vernon County, Nevada, Missouri, 5 July 1977

	Sheldon Mayor Turk Dies;  Funeral Today.  Rex R. Turk, longtime
mayor of Sheldon, died Saturday night in Barton County Memorial Hospital in
Lamar after a two-month illness.
	Services were this afternoon at Beeny Funeral Home in Sheldon with
burial in Sheldon Cemetery.
	Turk was mayor of Sheldon for 30 years and also was a businessman,
owning a car agency and garage.  He was also an antique dealer and until
recent years owned an antique shop in Sheldon.
	Often called "Sheldon's full-time mayor," he is credited with
establishing a waterworks system and a sewer network, expansion of the
volunteer fire department, getting a street lighting system, switching to
natural gas, getting black-topping of all city streets, beginning of a
community library, getting a senior citizen's apartment complex and
acquiring several businesses, including a cheese plant.
	He helped Sheldon get several federal grants.
	Turk first ran for mayor in 1947, when G. E. Bartholomees, a
veterinarian, decided to retire after 26 years in the post.  Bartholomees
had appointed Turk to the board of alderman the previous year and supported
Turk in the election.
	Turk never lost an election for mayor.  He often had opposition.
	City officials said today a special election will be called,
possibly this evening, to fill Turk's position.
	Born Jan. 10, 1906, in Uniontown, Wash., he was the son of John L.
and Anna Darr Turk.  He had made Sheldon his home since the age of seven,
when the family moved in 1913 from Uniontown.  He was married June 6, 1934,
at Mt. Vernon to Eva M. Faubion.  He was a member of Sheldon Christian
Church, was commander of the American Legion Post 175 at Sheldon, a member
of the Disabled American Veterans, president of the Sheldon Christian Church
Board, Sunday school teacher the past 26 years, was mayor of Sheldon the
past 30 years, and served on the Sheldon school board many years.
	He retired in 1968 as a diesel engineer for Texaco Cities Service
Pipeline Company.
	Survivors include his wife, Eva of the home;  a foster son, Rex L.
Faubion, Joplin;  three brothers, Estil B. Turk and Omel F. Turk, both of
Kelso, Wash., and Raymond L. Turk, Lodi, Ohio;  a sister, Mrs. Mildred T.
Hollenbeck, Sheldon, and two foster grandchildren.
	Services were this afternoon at Beeny Funeral Home, Sheldon, with
the Rev. Dan Fields officiating.
	Music was provided ... organist.
	Pallbearers were Charles B. Wilhite, LaVerne Leininger, H.L. (Bud)
Denny, Clarence Stults, Neil McCaslin and Kerry Fowler.
	Interment was in Sheldon Cemetery.
	The family has suggested memorials to the Sheldon Christian Church.

Obituary Eva (Miller-Faubion) Turk,
Sheldon, Missouri, 11 May 1987

Nevada Daily Mail, Vernon County, Nevada, Missouri, 12 May 1987

	Ema M. Turk.  Eva M. Turk, 81, Sheldon, died Monday evening, May 11,
1987, at Nevada City Hospital.  Family information and funeral arrangements
will be announced by Beeny-Ferry Funeral Home of Sheldon.

Nevada Daily Mail, Vernon County, Nevada, Missouri, 13 May 1987

	Eva M. Turk.  Eva M. Turk, 81 Sheldon, died Monday, May 11, 1987, at
Nevada City Hospital after an illness of several months.
	She was born February 10, 1906, in Milford, the daughter of John
William and Anne Belle (Young) Miller.  She was married June 6, 1934, in Mt.
Vernon to Rex Turk.  He died July 2, 1977.  She was also preceded in death
by three brothers and three sisters.  She was a member of the Sheldon
Christian Church.  She had spent most of her life in the Sheldon area.
	Survivors include:  one foster son, Rex L. Faubion, who is stationed
with the U.S. Navy at Virginia Beach, Va.;  three sisters, Edna Dockery,
Milford, Lona Cook, Lamar, and Marie Allen, Orlando, Fla.;  two
	Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 15, 1987, at the Sheldon
Christian Church with the Rev. Doug Fadness officiating.  Interment will be
in the Sheldon Cemetery.
	The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 14,
in the Beeny-Ferry funeral Home Chapel, Sheldon, where friends may call
after Thursday noon and until 8:30 a.m. Friday.

Robert G and Sarah Virginia (Bishop) Turk Family