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R. Genarose Turner

R. Genarose Turner R. Genarose Turner

Ruth Genarose Leister Turner, Corydon, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, just before 4 a.m. at Harrison Springs Health Campus in Corydon.
Born in Louisville, she worked for Corhart Refractories until it was bought by Corning Glass Works, when she moved to Corning, N.Y. A high school graduate, she took night courses and became accounting manager of the Ceramic Products Division of Corning. She retired to Corydon to be near her family.
As a teen, she attended Baptist Tabernacle in Louisville then Grace Lutheran, also in Louisville. In Corydon, she attended St. Peter’s Lutheran Church near Lanesville. She taught youth Sunday school all her adult life. On her return to the Kentuckiana area, she volunteered at the Grace Lutheran clothes closet and founded The Church Mice, a pre-teen and teen Sunday school group at St. Peter’s.
Genarose worked in stained glass, winning a prize at the Harrison County Fair for her bluebirds. She was a long-time knitter, spending her summers knitting mittens and scarves to give to schools and the Gerdon Youth Center (now Boys & Girls Club), and was one of the founding members of the Gerdon Youth Center and of Community Unity. Until her health prevented her participation, she was a member of the Friends of Harrison County Public Library and Women’s Literary Club of Corydon.
Survivors include a daughter, Marian Turner Allen (Charles); four granddaughters, Alice Ann Allen (Scott), Susan Elizabeth Allen (Brian), Leslie Ruth Mathes and Sara Marian Deurell (Zakary); four great-grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Memorial service: To take place at a later date. Cremation was chosen.
Arrangements: Neptune Society.
The family suggests memorial gifts to Hosparus Health of Southern Indiana, 502 Hausfeldt Lane, New Albany, IN 47150 or St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 655 St. Peter’s Church Road, Corydon, IN 47112.