Freedom/Waterville, ME- Lori Ann Turner, 53, of Waterville, ME passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, with family by her side.\r\n\r\nLori was born on April 16, 1962 in Freedom, ME, the daughter of Meldon and Joyce (Spaulding) Turner. Lori attended Mt View High School and graduated in 1980 in Thorndike, ME.\r\n\r\nLori worked for over seven years at the Internal Revenue Service in Augusta, ME. Her biggest enjoyment in life was her faith in God. She was a current member of the Freedom Congregational Church in Freedom, ME. She had also been a member of several other churches previously. Lori had gone to Maine Center for Integrated Rehab in Fairfield, ME, for several years prior to residing at Lakewood Continuing Care, where she had made many friends and special bonds. Lori leaves behind many friends and special persons at Lakewood that strongly impacted herself and her family during her final years.\r\n\r\nLori was an avid painter, loved crafts of all types, and she loved playing cards and board games. She was a lover of all animals but, cats stole her heart. In her earlier years, she enjoyed baking, in particular chocolate chip cookies and her famous soda pop cakes. From early childhood Lori enjoyed fashion, and would come home and tell mom and dad about everything her teacher was wearing that day.\r\n\r\nShe was predeceased by her father, Meldon Turner Sr.\r\n\r\nLori is survived by her mother, Joyce Creasey and her mother's companion, Paul Lafreniere; her siblings, Mickey Turner and wife Jill, Mike Turner and wife Sandy, Lari Turner and wife Sally, Dyann Anderson and husband Scott, Dennis Turner and wife Jennifer, and Shawn Turner and wife Holly; along with many nephews and nieces that she loved dearly.\r\n\r\nVisiting hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. with a funeral service to begin at 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield, ME. \r\n\r\nThe family would like to thank all who have been involved in and touched Lori's life, as well as ours. Special thanks go to all staff and residents at Lakewood, her longtime friend and physician, Dr. Gavin Ducker, and the amazing staff from Beacon Hospice, which assured that Lori's wishes were all fulfilled.\r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to help support funeral expenses. Please send donations to Mickey Turner, 121 Willey Point Road Oakland, Maine 04963.