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July 6, 1916 – January 22, 2013 Frances Lorene McCain Turpen, 96, of Bedford, died on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at 12:25 a.m. at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bedford, IN. Born July 6, 1916 in Lawrence County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Clarence and Pearl (Peyton) McCain. She married Earl E. Turpen on May 24, 1935 in Brownstown, Indiana, and he preceded her in death. Frances was an avid reader and enjoyed crossword puzzles. She was known for creating beautiful quilts for her family and others. She attended Dive Christian Church. Surviving are her daughter, Ardus L. Smith, Columbus, IN; grandchildren, Gary David Smith, Versailles, IN; Gregory (Rosemary) Smith, Madison, TN; Melani Smith-Weed, Franklin, TN; Michelle M. Smith, Bozeman, MT; Kimberly Turpen Greenlee, Columbus, GA; Anthony Turpen, Indianapolis, IN; and Ayrika Turpen Williams, Peoria, AZ; 10 great grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Reynolds and Barbara (Jack) Payton, both of Bedford, IN; two brothers, Robert (Bonnie) McCain, Bedford, IN, and Kenneth (Wanetta) McCain, Elizabethtown, IN. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Earl in 1979; son, Jerry Lee Turpen in 1980; sisters, Ruth Rainey and Marie Jackson; brothers, Ernest McCain and Paul McCain; and son-in-law, Herman J. Smith. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 25, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN. Friends may call on Friday, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Vista Care Hospice, The Salvation Army, or L.I.F.E. Food Pantry.

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