Kenneth C Turner Supervisor/Licensed Funeral Director
Ken is a graduate of Lincoln High School in Ellwood City and West Virginia University. He attended Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.
He is a member of Ellwood City Rotary, F&AM #599 Ellwood Lodge, Elks, Moose, Calvin Presbyterian Church, and is a past president of the Ellwood City Chamber of Commerce. He received the Ellwood City Young Man of the Year and Distinguished Service Awards from the Chamber of Commerce and Jaycees. He is a past president of the Beaver-Lawrence Funeral Directors Assn., and is a member of numerous sportsmans groups.
He was a Civil War reenactor and has contributed to many Civil War magazines, notably Time-Life's Civil War series. As a certified scuba diver, he instructed on Search and Recovery over many years. Ken also served for many years as Deputy Coroner of Beaver County PA where he aided in the recovery of the USAir Flight 427 crash in Hopewell Township.
Ken has been married to Pam, who he met at West Virginia University for 49 years and they have one son, Kasey Turner. Ken and Pam have two granddaughters.
Adam C. Hyde General Manager/Licensed Funeral Director
Adam was born and raised in Birmingham, AL "The Pittsburgh of the South". He attended Southeastern University where he earned a degree in history and The University of Dayton where he earned his Master's Degree in Education. He also attended The Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Adam holds Funeral Director/Embalmer licenses in Pennsylvania, Florida, and Alabama. Adam taught high school history before deciding to enter funeral service. Adam is a Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow.
He began his career in funeral service at Osceola Memory Gardens in Kissimmee, FL as a funeral home apprentice while earning his license. He returned to Alabama and worked at a family firm and cemetery, before returning to Florida in 2016.
He also served as a Location Manager at DeGusipe Funeral Homes and Crematory, in Maitland, Florida and currently serves as General Manager at Turner Funeral Home.
Adam's goal is to help each and every family create true life celebrations for their loved ones. He is willing and able to meet a family’s needs and request by ensuring that each person is truly honored.
Adam has been married to Angela, his wife, since 2004. They have two children: Hannah (12), who attends Lincoln High School in Ellwood City and Jackson (8), who attends Perry Intermediate, also in Ellwood City. He enjoys traveling with his family and attending Penn State Football Games.
Jack R Turner Licensed Funeral Director
Jack Turner graduated from Lincoln High School in Ellwood City. He graduated Cum Laude from Baldwin-Wallace University with a bachelor of science degree in Biology. He then graduated Cum Laude from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science where he received the “Bowsher Award” (a prestigious medal presented to one student each year for their excellence in restorative art voted by their peers and faculty) He also received the Certificate of Excellence in Applied Embalming. Post graduation, Jack began his duties as a licensed funeral director with his father and brother at Turner’s.
A few years later, he moved to become Supervisor of the Turner-Myers Funeral Home in New Castle. After 38 years in New Castle, he has now moved back into working with his brother Ken at the Ellwood City location after the New Castle operation closed in 2017. Jack is married to Gretchen and they have three children: Brett, Ian and Keelan.
Angela S Hyde Office Administrator
Angela was born in Sevierville, TN and was raised in Bay Minette, Alabama. She attended Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL where she earned her degree in Elementary Education. She taught elementary school for 15 years.
Adam and Angela have been married 15 years and have two children; Hannah (12), who is a student at Lincoln High School and Jackson (8) who is a student at Perry Intermediate School.
Angie works as office manager at Turners and assists families in creating Tribute DVDs, customized memorial books, and along with Adam helps create tailor made celebration of life services. Angie enjoys singing, going to the beach, traveling, and attending Penn State games with her family.
Everett E. Bleakney Funeral Home Associate
Everett was born and raised in Ellwood City, PA. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1953-1956 and the US Army from 1956-1958. He was a mail carrier from 1961-1985 and served as Postmaster in Slippery Rock, PA from 1985-1991.
He is married to Gerry and they have 3 children. Everette currently serves as the President of the Ellwood City Historical Society.
Kenneth C. Turner (1928-1991) Founder
Kenneth C. Turner, known mostly as K.C., was born and raised in Ellwood City, PA. He served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corps serving in China and the Pacific Theater during World War II. He received a Silver Star, 4 Bronze Stars and 2 Purple Hearts for his bravery during the war. He attended the Cleveland College of Embalming, graduating in 1947.Upon returning to Ellwood, he went to work for Bill Patton at the Patton Memorial Home and he purchased the funeral home, renaming it Turner Funeral Home in 1958. K.C. Turner incorporated Turner Funeral Home, in 1976 becoming the first incorporated funeral home in Pennsylvania. Kenneth was a member of The Selected Morticians Association and served on the board as well as Secretary/Treasurer and Vice President.
K.C. was very well respected by all in Ellwood City and owned and operated Turner Funeral Home until his death in 1991. He was married to the late Regina Turner and they had two sons: both funeral directors Kenneth C Turner and Jack R. Turner, who took over the business as owners, upon K.C.'s death