Funeral for County Recorder Annalee Turley planned today PDF Print E-mail

Gardening, canning, cooking and her family and church were the great loves of Annalee Turley’s life.


That bustling life came to an unexpected close on Friday, March 9, when Annalee died at age 63 after battling cancer for some years.

She was a Scott County native, the daughter of the late Marion L. and Opal Marie Miner Broady. She was raised in Finley Township and graduated from Scottsburg High School.

Annalee was already active in 4-H and FFA as a student, and she carried that interest throughout her adult life, serving on the 4-H Council and the FFA Advisory Board and in the Young Farmers Ridge Runners. She was also secretary of the Scott County Farm Bureau Association and belonged to the Indiana Sheep Breeders Association.

She and her family attended and were members of Bethel Baptist Church at Leota, where Annalee was on the board of trustees and its fellowship committee.

A farm girl born and bred, Annalee loved the rhythm of the rural life. Many were the nights she and her first husband, Rex, helped birth new lambs and pigs, especially as their girls, Kari and Lara, got interested in 4-H and FFA. Often, the family traveled to sheep shows in an old mini-van, its interior packed with sheep, daughters and equipment. She was a rock to her girls when Rex died suddenly of a heart attack. They continued to live on the family farm, which overlooks the Knobs further south.

Throughout her busy life, Annalee held down fulltime jobs. One of those was with the old Scott County State Bank, where she was a familiar face to bank customers. She also worked as an election clerk for ten years for the Scott County Clerk’s Office.

Annalee remarried in 2009 to a lifelong friend, Phil Turley, and the couple enjoyed sharing chores on the Turley farm east of Scottsburg. “She was the best combine operator I ever trained,” noted Phil. To Annalee, that John Deere combine was her Cadillac.

In 2011, she decided to run for public office. She served as County Recorder since taking office in January, 2012, running unopposed for her second term.

The County Recorder’s Office will close today (Wednesday) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. so that its staff can attend Annalee’s funeral service at 11 a.m. at the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Calling was held on Tuesday evening, March 13, for the many friends and family members whose lives Annalee touched.

Matt Craig and Phil LaMaster will officiate at the funeral. Cremation has been selected.

Memorial gifts may be arranged through the funeral home staff to Scottsburg High School FFA Alumni or the Scott County 4-H Council.

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