She was born Dec. 21, 1933, in Lenior City, Tenn., where she attended grammar school and high school. She attended the dental school in Chicago and earned a degree as a dental nurse.
In 1965, she moved to Winter Garden, where she worked for Dr. Robert H. Foster, DDS, as a dental nurse until her retirement. She had a passion for belly-dancing, health and exercise, and her beloved pets.
Predeceased in death by the love of her life, husband Edward McDaniel Turpin.
She is survived by her sister, Una V. Cobb, of Lenoir City, Tenn.; her brother, Lilbourn Norton (Barbara), of Seaford, Del.; her son, Steven Russell Stafford (Patricia); her two stepsons, Edward McDaniel Turpin (Yeny) and John Coy Turpin (Jeremy); granddaughters, Staci Miller (Brett) and Susanne Stafford; and grandsons, Fernando and Daniel Turpin.
A memorial service will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Oakland Presbyterian Church, 218 E. Oakland Ave., Oakland. Memorial donations can be made to Oakland Presbyterian Church.