Marian Hall Turchiano

Marian Hall Turchiano, aged 91, passed away peacefully in her sleep early in the morning of Saturday, March 30, 2024 at Garden View Care Center.

Born on July 18, 1932 in Benton, Il. Marian was well noted as a professional entertainer in the 1950’s and 60’s singing and dancing with a group she helped create, “Debbie and the Diplomats,” – Debbie being her stage name. Recordings of the group can still be found online.

Marian later owned a Fred Astaire Dance Studio in New York, where she spent much of her adult life before returning to Missouri in 2004. She loved gardening and interior decorating, and faithfully kept in touch with her family and friends until the end.

Marian is proceeded in death by her beloved husband Frank Turchiano, her mother Mildred Hall, her father A.D. Hall, and her sister Melody Hall Frost. She is survived by her brother in law, Dewey Frost, her nieces Robin Frost Medcalf, and Kelly Frost Eiceman, and nephew Brad Frost along with their spouses and families. She is to be buried next to her mother at a small family cemetery located in Duquoin, Illinois. Marian is lovingly remembered, and she will be dearly missed.

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