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  1. Amy "Dunn" Smotherman
    September 13, 2016 @ 8:37 am

    I will always remember the “red” church bus and having poster board songs to sing while riding to church every Sunday! Rita was a strong Christian woman who is very special to me and I will cherish all the fond memories that were made during my childhood.


  2. Jill henley
    September 13, 2016 @ 10:13 am

    So sorry for your loss. Rita was a great neighbor and loved to watch my boys sledding down the road in the winter. My prayers are with you.


  3. Alice Vandergriff
    September 14, 2016 @ 12:03 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Rita was one of the first people I met when I started teaching at SMSU (MSU) in 1991. She was always so kind and helpful to everyone, and I appreciated her good cheer and sweet smile. I missed her very much when she retired. Love and prayers to her family and friends.


  4. Cynthia Reed
    September 14, 2016 @ 1:42 pm

    I remember how scared I was my first semester at SMSU in 1996 and what a difference Ms. Turpin made for me… She was always so helpful and I just loved her skirts and high heels. She was quite a real women of life and respect for others. Thank you Ms. Turpin for being part of my life at SMSU… GOD SPEED in Christ Love


  5. Joyce Melby
    September 15, 2016 @ 3:19 pm

    Such a wonderful lady. So much help when signing up for classes. She always had a sweet smile. RIP she will be missed.


  6. nancy pegues
    September 15, 2016 @ 8:44 pm

    You will be missed but not forgotten. Always smiling and brought joy to everyone you was around. Never will forget you holding the poster boards with songs. And that when my mom started working I took over mowing your yard for you


  7. Lauren Fournier - Keyhole Software
    September 19, 2016 @ 2:57 pm

    While we didn’t know Rita personally, we knew of her due to Cindy Turpin who is a member of our team here at Keyhole Software. It truly sounds like Rita lived a wonderful life filled with family and love. We have made a contribution to her scholarship fund; what a wonderful way to commemorate a life dedicated to assisting those pursuing their education. RIP to Rita, and prayers to the entire Turpin family in this difficult time.


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