Lanny John Turner, 47, passed away peacefully at home on March 2, 2018, surrounded by his family after a hard-fought, yearlong battle with cancer.

Lanny was born in Olathe, Kansas, on March 3, 1970, to Lanny Turner and Liz Turner. He graduated from Wellsville High School in 1988 and Butler County Community College with an associate’s degree in 1991. On Sept. 12, 1992, he married the love of his life, Mary. They went on to celebrate 25 years together but none as important as the last year as he valiantly fought the cancer that ravaged his body. They welcomed three beautiful, loving daughters, Katie, Sarah, and Megan. The Turner girls loved their daddy fiercely and Lanny always declared them to be “his greatest accomplishments”.

A celebration of his life will take place 2 p.m. March 10, 2018, at the Flint Hills Community Church in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. Requested attire for the service is casual. Please wear Star Wars, Notre Dame or KC Royals shirts if you have them. Interment will take place at a later date. The family will greet family and friends after the service for a variety of desserts, among them his favorites, cheesecake and ice cream cake.

Lanny was a great supporter of Mary’s return to school to get her RN BSN and for his daughters to always pursue their educational goals. So, in lieu of flowers, a fund has been set up as “The Turner Girls College Fund”. Contributions may be sent in care of Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home, PO Box 220, Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845.

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