Mary Jean Turpin, age 86, of Salem, Virginia passed away peacefully on September 28, 2021 at the Joseph C. Thomas Center in Salem. Jean was born on August 22, 1935 in Raysal, West Virginia to Kyle Evans and Trula Lytton Evans. She was a retired employee of the City of Roanoke with over 20 years of service as a library clerk in several City schools. Jean was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Howard Clinton Turpin, her brother, Joe Evans, and her sister, Barbara Beverly. She is survived by her sons, Michael K. Turpin of Salem, Virginia and Terry L. Turpin of Davidsonville, Maryland and two grandchildren, Hillary J. Turpin and Kyle Z. Turpin. Jean and her family would like to thank the staff of the Joseph C. Thomas Center for their tremendous care and support during the last several years. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, or a charity of your choice.
The family will recieve friends from 6 to 8 pm on Friday, October 1, 2021 at Simpson Funeral Home, 5160 Peters Creek Rd., Roanoke. Burial will be private.