Barbara Elaine Palmer, age 81, of Washington Court House, went home to be with her Lord and Savior after a long illness early Wednesday morning, June 7, 2017, at St. Catherine’s Manor, where she had been residing for the past two years.
Barbara was born Feb. 20, 1936, in Washington Court House, to John Ervin and Florence Robinette Schiller.
She was a member of the class of 1954 from Washington High School.
She was previously employed at Mid-Ohio Chemical as a secretary and was a lifelong member of the Southside Church of Christ.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, John and Florence Robinette Schiller; and by a brother, Willard Schiller.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Ronald Palmer Sr.; her daughter, Sherry (Greg) Kimmet; her son, Ronald Palmer Jr. and his wife, Rebecca (who was her special caretaker); granddaughters, Rachel Palmer and Krista Kimmet; and by a great-grandson, Ryatt Kimmet. Also surviving are her sisters, Mildred Holbrook, Virginia Elliott and Marilyn Knisley all of Washington Court House, and Marjorie Morrison of Circleville; along with several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017, at the Southside Church of Christ with Pastors Danny Dodds and Todd Maurer officiating and burial to follow in Highlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 9, 2017, at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Southside Church of Christ, 921 S. Fayette St., Washington Court House; or to Hospice of Fayette County, 222 Oakland Ave., Washington Court House.
The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at St. Catherine’s Manor for the loving care provided to Barbara in her final years. They were a blessing to her family.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville. Online condolences can be made to www.wellmanfuneralhomes.com.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal