A memorial service for Anna Dallinger Turner, 97, a resident of Bedford Avenue for 69 years who donated a kidney when she was 78 years old, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Episcopal Church Home, 24 Rhode Island St. A private burial will take place in Forest Lawn.
Mrs. Turner, who was born in Center Lovell, Maine, and raised in Cambridge, Mass., died Saturday (Feb. 17, 2001) in Episcopal Church Home, where she had been a resident for four years.
She graduated in 1925 from Smith College, where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. That same year, she married attorney Mark N. Turner and moved to Buffalo. They were married for 60 years until his death.
Mrs. Turner, the daughter of a congressman, the late Frederick W. Dallinger, raised in her home her eldest daughter, Ann, who was born severely disabled, at a time when many disabled children were institutionalized.
When she was 78, she donated a kidney to her second daughter, Martha Turner Ogden.
In her later years, she enjoyed travel. Her last trip was to Southeast Asia when she was 85.
She was a member of the Twentieth Century Club, the Avonians and the Smith Club and was a former president of the North Park Literary Club. She was a longtime communicant at St. John's-Grace Episcopal Church and was a member of the Bishop Scaife Guild. As a young woman, she was a Girl Scout leader for a troop sponsored by the church.
Survivors include a son, Frederick D. of Orchard Park; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.