The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

December 1, 2012

Norma E. Palmer


DANVILLE — Norma E. Palmer, 88, of Danville, went home to be with her Lord and family Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at Pleasant Meadows Christian Village.

She was born Sept. 9, 1924, in Danville, to Wilbert M. and Elsie M. (Nelson) Gardner.

She married Dwight Palmer Sr. on June 6, 1942, and together they raised three children.

Norma was a member of Bowman Avenue Methodist Church. She was an avid baseball fan, and her favorite team was the St. Louis Cardinals. She enjoyed cooking, especially Sunday dinners. Norma cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren.

Norma is survived by her daughter, Judith Lucas of Georgetown; her son, Dwight L. Palmer Jr. and wife, Nancy, of Danville; grandchildren, Scott Bays, Jennifer Estock, Nicole Nelson, Brian Brown, Brenda Conner, Mike Palmer and Doug Palmer; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Wilson of Danville; a brother, Allen Gardner and wife, Jeanne, of South Bend, Ind.; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dwight Palmer Sr.; daughter, Cindy Brown; son-in-law, John Brown; infant granddaughter, Missy Palmer; and a brother, Bob Gardner.

Per Norma’s wishes, cremation was chosen. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Roselawn Funeral Home of Terre Haute, Ind., was entrusted with the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be sent to: Lupus Foundation of America Inc., P.O. Box 418629, Boston, MA 02241-8629.

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