Beverly Jean Turner, age 76, passed away on November 17, 2023, in Indianapolis. She was born April 3, 1947, in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Martin S. Malone and Norma Jane Malone (Ritter). She was a graduate of Southside High School in Fort Wayne, IN. She married Bruce E. Turner of LaOtto, Indiana on July 27, 1968, in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Beverly loved to travel with her husband and took advantage of every opportunity to travel with her children and grandchildren, instilling in them a sense of adventure and love for both places near and far-flung. Most importantly, she was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother who was generous in her time and support of her family.
Beverly loved to cook and bake. She passed this down to her children and grandchildren. Before Thanksgiving, she would schedule time with her grandchildren, so they could bake cookies with grandma. This was always a special time for them all.
For 26 years Beverly worked for the American Heart Association in Indianapolis. Her tireless efforts resulted in the passage of legislation in multiple states, including Indiana that brought automated external defibrillator units into public spaces and provided legal protection to the first responders and trained individuals using them. She was passionate about locating these units and making sure training was accessible to all.
Beverly was very active in both the Boy and Girl Scouts when her children were young. She enjoyed being a scouting mom. She was recognized by both organizations with awards.
Beverly is survived by her husband of 55 years, Bruce, her son and his wife, Marcus & Jennifer Turner of Avon, her daughter Molly Brosseit of Indianapolis and five grandchildren: Katherine & Braven LaVigne (of Colorado Springs, CO), Kevin Turner, Kelly Turner, Susan Brosseit and Colin Brosseit. All of these she deeply loved and impacted their lives.
Please join Beverly’s family in celebrating her life on Saturday December 2, 2023, at Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis 46260. Calling will begin at 10:30am with the memorial service beginning at noon.