Joe Junior Turpen, age 78, La Cygne, Kansas passed away on Friday, December 17, 2021. He was born on March 13, 1943 in Linn County, Kansas the son of Joe and Dorothy Funk Turpen. He graduated from La Cygne Rural High School in the Class of 1961. He then attended Fort Scott Community College. He was united in marriage to Phyllis LeRoy on July 30, 1970. He worked as Clerk of the Board for USD #362 for twenty-five years. Joe enjoyed KU Basketball, the KC Royals, driving around La Cygne and attending his grandchildren's activities. He served on the Lincoln Scott Township Board. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, LeRoy Turpen. Joe is survived by his wife Phyllis, two sons, Scott Turpen(Jamie), and Bryan Turpen, three sisters, Kay DeMott, Linda Brambach, and Diane VanWinkle, and three grandchildren, Laurel, Mason, and Chase.
Funeral service will be 1 pm Tuesday, December 21, 2021. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm Monday at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel. Contributions are suggested to the Kidney Foundation, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box 304, La Cygne, KS 66040. Online condolences can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com.