By HDN Staff
HAYS Franklin Wayne Turntoes, 59, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at his home in Hays from complications of diabetes.
Wake/rosary was Thursday at the St. Paul's Mission Recreation Center at Hays. Mass was 11 a.m. today at the St. Paul's Recreation Center with burial in the St. Paul's Mission Cemetery.
Adams Funeral Home of Malta is in charge of arrangements.
Turntoes was born Nov. 12, 1940 at Fort Belknap to Louis and Matilda (Turcotte) Turntoes. He was raised and educated in Hays and graduated from the St. Paul's Mission High School.
He took a welding school in California for a year and returned to Hays, where he worked on ranches. He worked for a short time in Great Falls for his brother-in-law, helping with race horses. Because of his health, he was unable to work a full time job, so he did a lot of volunteer work around Hays.
He became known as "The Mayor of Hays" to all.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and two sisters.
Survivors include his sisters, Naomi Hinkle of Great Falls, Sylvia Heppner of Malta, Weezie Holder of Renton, Wash. and Darlene Turntoes of White Swan, Wash.; brothers, Louis Turntoes of Hays and Raymond Khunahan of Renton, Wash.; special cousin and friend Sharon Quincy of Hays; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.