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 granddaughters. 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.