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Lura Margaret Turshman

November 5, 1934 — October 26, 2014

Lura “Nana” Margaret Bush Turshman, 79, of German, NY, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, October 26, 2014, while surrounded by her family.

Lura was born in Cortland, NY on November 5, 1934, the daughter of the late Floyd and Margaret Ryan Bush.  Throughout her life, she was involved in dairy farming where she could milk cows; and drive tractor and trucks, as well as any one.  She enjoyed fashion and jewelry and staying up-to-date on the modern trends.  She loved Elvis and Johnny Cash, but most important to her was her family.  In the last two weeks of her life, the true sense of family showed and it was obvious that she passed this trait down to all of her descendants and that her legacy will continue.  She was the most amazing wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, mother-in-law, and aunt.

She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Alfred Turshman; and her sons, Alfred (Jane) Turshman, Jr. of Apalachin, Geno (Carol E.) Turshman of Cincinnatus, and Robert (Carol L.) Turshman of German.  She also leaves behind a sister, Marlene (Donald) Millward of Williamsport, PA; a sister-in-law, Patricia (Tom) Johnston of Union Valley; 14 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by her brothers, Floyd Bush, Jr., George Bush, and Ronald Bush.

Funeral services will be held at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY on Thursday, October 30, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Palmer Neumeister officiating.  Burial will be in Westview Cemetery in the Town of German.  The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy in memory of Lura may be directed to the Cincinnatus Emergency Squad, c/o Elaine Oros, 5771 McFarlane Road, Cincinnatus, NY 13040. 

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

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St. Mary's Catholic Church (Kirkwood, NY)

974 US-11, Kirkwood, NY 13795

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