BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Yvonne Vincent Turner, age 72, of Bowling Green, KY passed away Friday January 4, 2013 at her residence at 11:50 a.m.
The Brownsville, KY native was born June 11, 1940 and she was preceded in death by her parents, Ezra and Mabel Roundtree Vincent; one sister, Marjorie Whitson; two late brothers, Rodney and Maurice Vincent; late brother-in-law, Tommy Denham.
Yvonne was a retired office manager of Fred Turner’s State Farm Insurance Agency, a member of First Baptist Church, a member of the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation, and of the “W” Club. Yvonne lettered in tennis at WKU in 1983 and then coached the 1984 Lady Topper Tennis Team. That 1984 team posted the University’s best record in women’s tennis in the decade of the 1980s, posting a 20-8 record and taking third place honors in the Kentucky Women’s Intercollegiate Championships (KWIC).
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Fred Turner; one son, Mark Turner (Christi) of Louisville; two daughters, Debby Bullock (Bobby) of Sellersburg, IN., and Jenny Craig (Brad) of Lexington, KY; one sister, Vivian Denham of Bowling Green; one brother, Doris Vincent of Bowling Green and seven grandchildren-- Kristin, Robert and Jessica Bullock, Kaitlynn, Cole and Clay Craig, and Allison Turner. Several nieces and nephew also survive.
Visitation will be Sunday, January 6, 2013 from 1:00 pm until 6:00 pm and Monday, January 7 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am at J. C. Kirby and Son Funeral Chapel Lovers Lane Chapel, with memorial services at 11:00 am Monday at the funeral home. Private inurnment will be at the Chandler Memorial Chapel at Western Kentucky University.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been created for WKU Tennis. All gifts/donations can be made in memory of Yvonne Turner to the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation, at Western Kentucky University, 1605 Avenue of Champions, Bowling Green, KY 42101.
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