Steven Kent Turnbull, age 69, of Aurora, Missouri, passed away at 10:41 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. He was born January 19, 1949, in Pittsburg, Kansas, the son of the late Joe and Betty (Dunbar) Turnbull, Jr.

Steven was a 1967 graduate of College High School in Pittsburg, Kansas and received his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in 1971 and his Master’s degree and his Specialist in 1977 from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. He served in the Army National Guard and retired as a Lieutenant Colonial after 20 years. He taught school in Shell City, Lamar, Sarcoxie, Verona, McDonald County and was a retired counselor for the Aurora School Systems. He was a member of the Aurora Church of Christ.

On December 18, 1970, he married Patricia Williamson in Pittsburg, Kansas.

Steven is survived by his wife of 48 years, Pat; one son, Matt Turnbull and his wife, Trish, of Nixa, Missouri; one daughter, Jennifer Cline and her husband, Rob, of Aurora; four brothers, Mike, Mark, David and Randy Turnbull all of Pittsburg, Kansas and five grandchildren, Regain, Ellie, Lucas, Alexa and Ryan.

A funeral service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, in Aurora, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at the Aurora Church of Christ. Burial will follow at the Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora. Visitation will be held from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 9, 2018 at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made payable to the La Palma Christian School, in care of the funeral home.

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