Ocala - Susan Kathleen Lahey Turner, age 55 of Ocala, Florida, passed away at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 surrounded by family. She was born June 29, 1964, in High Point, NC; the same location and hospital as her two children. She was the beloved daughter of Carldon Eugene (Gene) Lahey and Elizabeth Ann Lahey, who preceded her in death.
Susan Turner was a devoted mother who was completely committed to her children. Her love of children went beyond the walls of her home to a life of caring for others. Starting with caring for her nephew, to volunteering with those having special needs, to loving and caring for preschoolers.
She is survived by her children, Josh and Keri Turner; Siblings, Carldon (Becky) Lahey, Earl Lahey, Laurie Music, Mary Ann (Bill) Steltenkamp and Annie (Mike) Darley.
Susan's kind spirit, compassionate nature and gentle strength will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She always put others before herself even as she waged her battle against pancreatic cancer. Her 'Susie Smile' cards and inspiring words will have a lasting impact on all those she touched.
Susan was committed to raising awareness and funding research to end Pancreatic Cancer through PanCan. Donations can be made to PanCan, via Purple Stride Central Florida, Team: Susan's Purple Peacock's here or if preferred, you may send a check payable to PanCan and mail to Mary Ann Steltenkamp, 205 West Fairbanks Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, July 9th @ 10:00 am at Highland Memorial Garden, in the "Kindness Garden".