In Memory of






Obituary for Patricia J. Turner ( Smart)

Patricia J Turner 98, passed away peacefully from her earthly home surrounded with family by her side
on Thursday, February 16, 2023, into the presence of the Lord.

Funeral services will be held 1:00PM, Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison, Kansas, with Terry Moore officiating the service. Burial will follow services at Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held 6:00PM-8:00PM, Monday, February 20, 2023, at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Jews for Jesus or St. Jude’s. Condolences for the family maybe left online at

She was born to George Transue and Mary Hilligoss in Atchison, KS on October 19, 1924. Patricia married Orville F. Turner on October 21, 1943, and together had four sons Timothy, Robert, Tom, and Thomas Wade Turner. Preceded in death by her husband, mother Mary H. Smart and step-father, Doug Smart, infant son Thomas Wade Turner and son Timothy A. Turner, brothers-Robert W Transue (Smart), Atchison, KS, Douglas A Smart, Atchison, KS, Tom Smart, Hastings, FL, and Fred Smart Horton, KS, Sisters-Sarah E Witte Rushville, MO, Mary H Moore, Rushville, MO, Bessie and Betty Syler, Atchison, KS, great-great niece Rheagan Cheyenne Smith, and great-nephew, Timothy Aspaugh.

Patricia enjoyed watching John Wayne and Shirley Temple Movies, crocheting blankets for family, and babysitting her grand-babies. She will be remembered by everyone who came to know and love her for her uncanny sense of humor along with her willingness to serve and care for others. In her early married life she and her husband O.F. (Butch) traveled to Tournavista, Peru to share in ministry and support while her husband supervised a construction crew building a road through the Jungle. Lifelong friends were made during this time that became like family. She was a vital part of her husband's heavy construction company. Patricia took tremendous joy in the care-taking of 4 generations of niece's nephew's grandchildren and many others. (19 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren)

She was a pillar in their lives, instilling kindness, faith, & a servant's heart. She has impacted many lives and she will be forever cherished.

"Absence from the body is presence with the Lord." 2 Cor. 5:8

"Do nothing from selfish ambition and conceit but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests but also to the interest of others." Philippians 2, 3-4

"As each has received a gift use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's very grace." 1 Peter 4:10