Martha Leola (Turner) McClinton

Born: Sat., Oct. 7, 1933
Died: Mon., Jan. 20, 2020


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Mon., Jan. 27, 2020
Location: Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home Inc.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Jan. 27, 2020
Location: Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home Inc.

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Martha Leola McClinton (Turner), 86 of Poughkeepsie, NY departed this life on January 20, 2020 at the Pines at Poughkeepsie with her loving sisters by her side. Born in Poughkeepsie on October 7, 1933 she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George and Lillian Turner Sr.  She was taught Christian Values at an early age and obtained her education through the public schools in Poughkeepsie.  She was married to the late Charles Benson McClinton.

  Martha (Linky) was quite the homebody-type and enjoyed time with family and friends.  She was a long time resident of Poughkeepsie and retired from Vassar College on July 17, 1996.  She was a hard worker and dedicated employee.  Her hobbies were sewing, bingo and she was an amazing seamstress. 

   Those remaining to cherish her life are her devoted sons; Charles McClinton Jr. and John MaCall, sisters; Susie A. Turner and Mary A Souser, a niece; LaConia Turner and close friends Anna Parry, Lenny Bishop and Andrea Sheldon. Also a host of nieces, nephews, grand children and cousins.  She was predeceased by one daughter; Lucretta Ann McClinton, sisters; Rebecca M. Hinton and Tessie Turner, a brother; George Jr., and two brothers and two sisters of Suffolk Virginia.  

   Our Thanks goes out to the Pines for all the good care that Martha had and to hospice.  God Bless you all, from the family and a host of friends.

  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to Hudson Valley Hospice 374 Violet Ave Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 in memory of Martha.

  Visitation is Monday, January 27, 2020 10-11AM at Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home, Inc. 39 So. Hamilton St. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.A Funeral Service begins at 11AM with burial to follow in Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery. To send online condolences please visit

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sandra Walden
   Posted Sun January 26, 2020
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