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Merilyn Ann Turner

August 14, 1935 — January 19, 2021

Merilyn “Noonie” Ann Barr Turner, age 85 of Augusta, WV, went to be with our Lord, Tuesday evening, January 19, 2021 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV. Born on August 14, 1935 in the Rig area of Hardy County, WV, she was a daughter of the late William “Vance” Barr and Sarah Ann (Rumer) Barr. Her husband, Donald Gochenour Turner preceded her in death in May 2020. A brother, Dick Barr, a siter-in-law, Marge Barr and a sister, Frances Kessinger also preceded her in death.

Merilyn was a member of the Augusta United Methodist Church and in the past she enjoyed many services with the ladies ministry. She loved to do embroidery and spend time with her sister, Polly. She had the joy of living in Alaska for a year and a half before it was a state. She was a Police Matron from 1978 -m1983 in Baltimore, MD and in the later years she was a greeter at the Moorefield Walmart and most recently she worked at the Regional Jail in Augusta, WV.

Surviving is two daughters, Jacklon (Myron) Cope of Martinsburg, WV and Darlene (Jimmy) Taylor of DelRay, WV; three granddaughters, Virginia A. (David) Robbins of Hedgesville, WV, Annette M. (Ronnie) Beland of Martinsburg, WV and Merilyn Alice (Randy) Black of Augusta, WV; seven great-grandchildren, Michael & Matthew Robbins, Sarah & Jordan Beland, Arek, Rhiannon & Druen Black; three great-great-grandchildren, Broderick & Eternity Woodson and Brantley Black; a sister, Paulette “Polly” Triplett and numerous nieces and nephews.

Due to COVID-19, a private graveside service for immediate family will be held at the Riggleman-Barr-Hinkle Family Cemetery in the Critestown area of Moorefield with Pastor Brad Taylor as officiant. Friends may call from 6 -7 PM Friday, January 22, 2021 at the Fraley Funeral Home, 107 Washington Street.

A memorial service for Merilyn and Donald is being planned for a later date.

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