Mary Sue Thompson Turpin April 2, 2018

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Mary Sue Thompson Turpin, retired Case Worker for West Texas Centers (WTC), passed away Monday, April 2, 2018 in Sweetwater, Texas. She was 76. Sue was born in Blair, Texas and moved to Busby, Texas (Fisher County) while in grade school. Her parents later moved to Sweetwater, Texas. Sue graduated from Sweetwater High School as a member of the Class of 1959. She married after graduation and moved to Houston, Texas where she worked as an Administrative Assistant for the Cotton Oil Exchange. In 1966 she became a working mom. Life brought her back to Nolan County in 1975. She worked for the SISD and later MHMR/West Texas Centers. While employed at WTC she earned her college degree in Psychology from Liberty University at the age of 58. The Sue Turpin Montessori School in Clairmont, New Hampshire was named after Sue for her dedication to children and their education. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, John Stephen “Steve” Turpin. Besides her husband, Sue is also survived by one sister, Barbara Mardis, one brother, Bobby Thompson, both of Sweetwater, a son Lynn and his wife, Alanna, of St. Petersburg, FL., one daughter, Missy Coker and her husband, Todd of Roby, Texas. She has two grandsons, Colton Coker and Caden Coker, both of Lubbock, Texas and two granddaughters, Samantha Turpin of Lodi, NJ and Sydney Turpin of St. Petersburg, FL. There are many nieces and nephews in the Thompson family. She is proceeded in death by her parents, Bob and Stella Thompson, 3 brothers (Johnnie Mac Thompson, Charles Thompson, Lee Thompson) and 1 sister (Bessie Stephens) Funeral services will be held for Sue 3:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at McCoy Chapel of Memories in Sweetwater, Texas with Dr. Chris Stephens officiating with Interment to follow at Newman Cemetery. Under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. A family visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Monday, April 9, 2018 at the funeral home. She requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Hendrick Hospice of Abilene 1651 Pine St. Abilene, Texas 79601 Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com. Location of Newman: From Sylvester take FM 1085 7.8 miles south; turn west on CR 251 continue about .5 mile to cemetery and marker.

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