Ethel May Palmer - 86

2/14/1933 - 4/19/2019

Oregon, IL


Oregon, IL – Ethel May Palmer, age 86, died Friday, April 19, 2019 at KSB Hospital in Dixon.  She was born Feb. 14, 1933 in Dixon, IL the daughter of John J. and Fannie L. (DuBois) Blackburn.  She married Joel R. Palmer on May 12, 1956 in Germany. Ethel was a longtime member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oregon.  She was passionate to be with and spend time with her family and friends.  She previously worked for Wood Brothers, Attwoods, and the Deli at the former Pineway Grocery Store.  She was a volunteer at the Rock River Senior Center, Oregon VFW, and the Mt. Morris Moose Lodge.  Ethel enjoyed playing bingo and singing Karaoke, and loved animals.  She was predeceased by her parents and husband Joel.  She is survived by her son Joel (Dory) Palmer, Jr. of Oregon, daughter Peggy (Tom) Corcoran of Oregon, 5 grandchildren; Jennifer (Jason) Glodowski, Nicholas (Chelsea) Palmer, Rebecca (Brett) Chenong, Ryan (Jaime) Corcoran, and Kevin (Jennifer) Corcoran, 7 great grandchildren; Mason, Chloe, Sadie, Mya, Jasmine, Andrew, and Henry, and special friends Pat Medlar and Diane Palmer.  Funeral service will be 11:00 am, Thursday, April 25, 2019 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. 7th Street in Oregon, IL.  Visitation will be Wednesday evening at the funeral home from 5-7 pm.  Burial will be in the Chapel Hill Cemetery in Dixon.  A memorial fund is established for the Rock River Senior Center in Oregon, IL.  visit to leave a condolence. 


Visitation will be from 5-7 pm, Wednesday evening at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Oregon, IL


Funeral Service will be 11:00 am, Thursday, April 25, 2019 a the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Oregon, IL

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