Co-founder of Knoxville’s Love Kitchen dies

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Ellen Turner, who co-founded the nonprofit The Love Kitchen in Knoxville with her twin sister nearly 30 years ago, has died. She was 87.

The organization says on its Facebook page that Turner died late Wednesday at the University of Tennessee Medical Center with her sister, Helen Ashe, and other family members by her side.

Media report she had been admitted to the hospital on Monday.

Turner and Ashe started The Love Kitchen in 1986. The charity provides food and clothes to people who are homebound, homeless or unemployed.

The organization says the kitchen will remain open to serve the community.

Arrangements for Turner are pending.