Updated: Jan 11
1943 – 2021
Joe Junior Turpen, 78, of La Cygne passed away on Friday, Dec. 17. He was born on March 13, 1943, in Linn County, the son of Joe and Dorothy Funk Turpen.
He graduated from La Cygne Rural High School in the Class of 1961. He then attended Fort Scott Community College. He was united in marriage to Phyllis LeRoy on July 30, 1970.
He worked as Clerk of the Board for Prairie View USD 362 for 25 years. Joe enjoyed KU basketball, the KC Royals, driving around La Cygne, and attending his grandchildren's activities. He served on the Lincoln Scott Township Board.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, LeRoy Turpen. Joe is survived by his wife Phyllis; two sons, Scott Turpen (Jamie),and Bryan Turpen; three sisters, Kay DeMott, Linda Brambach, and Diane VanWinkle; and three grandchildren, Laurel, Mason, and Chase.
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