On August 16, 2013, the day after her 16th birthday, Katie unexpectedly passed away. Katie's short, but vibrant life, her angelic light, radiant smile and infectious laugh continue to bring joy to our hearts.
The Katie Turney Memorial Book Fund was established through the generosity of family and friends in 2014. Because it was inspired by Katie's love of book and reading, the fund is used to purchase new young adult fiction books which are plated and placed in the Durant High School Library.
On or near Katie's birthday each year, the family personally delivers the donation check to the school and presents it to the school librarian and principle.
Please consider donating to help ensure Katie's memory lives on through books and reading well into the future.
Thank you all for your continued love and support.