C. Elsie McCaslin-Turner / 1920-2009Published 9:37am Tuesday, July 28, 2009
C. Elsie McCaslin-Turner, age 88, of Niles, formerly of Osceola, Ind., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 26, 2009 at 7:25 a.m.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, at Chapel Hill Funeral Home, 10776 McKinley Highway, Osceola, Ind. The Rev. J. Mark Muncy will officiate the 1 p.m. funeral service on Thursday, July 30, at the funeral home.
Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola, Ind.
Elsie was born Dec. 21, 1920, in Elkville, Ill. to the union of the late Marion and Daisy (Carnahan) Bean.
On July 2, 1938, she became the bride of the late William A. McCaslin and in 1952, they made Indiana their home.
On June 29, 2002 she married Robert Turner Sr. of Gulf Port, Fla. who preceded her in death.
Elsie was also preceded in death by five brothers, Odel, Ora Kenneth, Tom, Audie and Gene Bean; one sister, Ruby Foster; a son, Kim McCaslin; three grand-children and two great-grandchildren.
She is survived by six children, Janet McCaslin of Mishawaka, Ind., Daisy (Brian) Bright of Niles, William (Betsy) McCaslin of Elkhart, Ind., Sharon (Jerry) Hill of Mishawaka, Ind., Michael (Carol) McCaslin of Roseland, Ind. and Ronald (Marilyn) McCaslin of Bedford, Ind. Surviving as well are two step-children, Robert (Karen) Turner Jr. of Florida and Shirley (Gene) Joyner of South Bend, Ind.; 28 grandchildren, 93 great-grandchildren; 42 great-great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; a brother, James Bean of Warsaw, Ind. and two sisters, Pearl Stokes of Lakeville, Ind. and Bonnie Spillers of Royalton, Ill.
Elsie was never one to sit idle. She loved traveling and visited Israel twice. She worked for her son at Fiber-Tron Corporation into her early 80s and was an active member of the PLA’s at the Whosoever Will Worship Center in Elkhart, Ind. before moving to Niles. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and was affectionately known by all as “Grandma.”
“From all your family and grandchildren: We would like to thank you, Grandma, for going above and beyond for each and every one of us, for always being there when we needed you, and for loving us with unconditional love…”
Contributions may be made to Hospice at Home, Buchanan.
Online condolences may be sent to the McCaslin family at www.chapelhillmemorial.com.
Arrangements were by Chapel Hill Funeral Home, Osceola, Ind.