Catherine Henson Turner

In Memory of Catherine Henson Turner

Catherine Henson Turner, age 82, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at the McAlester Regional Hospital, McAlester, Oklahoma.

Catherine was born in McAlester, Oklahoma on November 6, 1933, a daughter of the late Leona (King) and Jess Newton Henson. She was a member of Bowers Baptist Church, Wilburton, Oklahoma. She was the wife of Lee Turner. On April 10, 1986, they were married at McAlester, Oklahoma.

She graduated from McAlester High School in 1951. She worked in accounting for Consolidated Gas, Arkla Gas, American Fidelity Assurance and Chester A. Born. During her career she owned and operated a restaurant and managed a 120 unit HUD Apartment Complex. Her last employer before retirement was Wilburton State Bank.

Catherine is survived by:

Husband: Lee Turner, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.

Daughter/Son-In-Law: Carolyn, wife of Arthur Baldwin, of Birmingham, Alabama.

Son: Bruce Burkhart, of Burleson, Texas.

Grandchildren: Stephanie (Baldwin) Weast-Jordan and husband Daniel and Aaron Baldwin all of Cleveland, Mississippi. Ross Burkhart of Burleson, Texas.

Great Grandchildren: Sayre, Bryer and Schuler Weast of Cleveland, Mississippi.

Niece: Julia King Henson, of Terre Haute, Indiana.

Other Survivors: Ross Turner and wife Julia, of Idabel, Oklahoma. Susan Conley and husband Frank, of Gowen, Oklahoma. Debbie Gragg and husband Jason, of McAlester and their families.

Preceded in death by her parents, Jess Newton & Leona (King) Henson; brother, Jess Henson, Jr.; sister-in-law, Carolyn Kelly Henson; and a nephew, Timothy Ward Henson.

Services at Bowers Baptist Church, Wilburton, Oklahoma, at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 20, 2016 with Rev. Randy Waldrop officiating. Interment to follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery, McAlester, Oklahoma.

In lieu of flowers you may give to the Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children, 3800 N. May Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73112 or the charity of your choice.

Pallbearers: Aaron Baldwin, Daniel Jordan, Bryer Weast, Ross Burkhart, John McAlester, Willie Sharp. Honorary Pallbearers: Women's Bible Study Class & Sunday School Class.