Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home - Champaign Il

Today is

Julie Kay Turpin

Julie Kay Turpin (nee Steinfeldt), age 69, passed peacefully on February 12, 2018 in Saint Louis, Missouri,  due to complications from pneumonia.

turpinShe was born November 19, 1948 in Normal, IIllinois, one of three daughters of the late Harry August Steinfeldt and Lee Adel Jeffries, Julie resided near Champaign, Illinois most of her adult life and finally in Saint Louis, Missouri.

She is survived by her sisters, Linda Hennigh and Jane Dickerson, her children, Steve (Tonya Raney), Kate (Laura Cabrera), Maggie (David Huelsing), and Roger, and her grandchildren, Levi, Hunter, Emily, and Natalie.
Julie loved gardening, DIY projects, cooking, reading, and taking care of her family.  She was a loving mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and friend.  She will be greatly missed.

A memorial service will be held March 3 from 1 to 3 at Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 N. Elm, Champaign, Illinois.

She will be interred at Mt. Hope Mausoleum in Champaign, Illinois in a private ceremony.

Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to Hospice Hearts, an all-volunteer, foster-based animal rescue based in Champaign-Urbana serving elderly cats and dogs whose owners are no longer able to care for them due to nursing home admission, serious illness, or death.  This is the charity that saved Mom’s beloved B-dog. Checks can be sent directly to Hospice Hearts, PO Box 91, Thomasboro, IL 61878.  Donations can also be made via PayPal at hospicehearts@yahoo.com.

Online condolences to the family may be offered at www.HeathandVaughn.com.