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The Life of Carol A. Turkington

Carol Ann Turkington, 55, died Dec. 22, 2007 in her home in Cumru Township. She was the wife of George Michael Kennedy. Born in York, Ms. Turkington was a daughter of the late Robert and Mabel Turkington. A highly regarded professional writer, she wrote more than 65 books for publishers including Prentice-Hall; McGraw Hill; Facts on File, Inc.; Stewart, Tabori & Chang; and Barnes & Noble. Her work has been published in magazines, including Time, Redbook, Psychology Today, New Woman, Modern Bride, Parents, The New York Times Syndicate, Vogue, and the Discovery Channel magazine. Her editorial clients included the American Red Cross, Hallmark, naturalist Jane Goodall, Nestlé Foods and many physicians and psychologists. A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, Ms. Turkington worked as a newspaper reporter, editor and photographer; a medical writer and editor for Duke University Medical Center; and as senior writer in clinical psychology for the American Psychological Association’s publication, the Monitor. She was a longtime member of the American Society of Authors and Journalists, and a volunteer at the Lancaster Country Day School. In addition to her husband, Carol is survived by a daughter, Kara Aislinn Kennedy, at home, and a sister, Barbara Turkington of Weare, New Hampshire. Her Funeral Service will be held 1:30 Thurs at the Toppitzer Funeral Home at Arlington Cemetery, 2900 State Rd. Drexel Hill, Pa 19026 There will be visitation Wed eve from 6 to 8 PM and Thurs. from 12:30 to 1:30 at the funeral home. For directions and contact info see www.Arlingtoncemetery.us .

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Michael and Kara: Please know I loved Carol so much. I'm thinking of both of you. Joe Harris

Dear Michael and Kara, I was deeply saddened to hear the news of Carol's passing. I met Carol over 25 years ago through my aunt Gail Novick, when they were both working for Duke University in Durham. Carol really had a positive impact on me as a young woman and I feel very fortunate to have known her. She was an incredibly talented, intelligent, and compassionate woman who will be missed by all.
Posted by Meredith H

I still can't believe Carol's gone. I knew her in college and we stayed in touch on and off throughout the years. She was truly one of those rare, special people. She was enormously talented and prolific as a writer with such a fun sense of humor and love of life. My condolences go out to Michael, Kara and Barb.
Posted by Marilou S