2009-07-30 / Obituaries

Catherine M. Palmer

Warfordsburg, 80

Catherine M. Palmer, 80, a resident at Woodland Retirement Community and formerly of Warfordsburg, died Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at the center.

She was born in Belfast Township December 5, 1928, the daughter of the late Wayne A. and Carrie C. (Spade) Mellott. She was the wife of Charles A. Palmer of Warfordsburg. They were married September 11, 1948.

She was a member of Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church where she once served as treasurer. She was a farm wife and tax collector for Bethel Township for 19 years. Some of her hobbies included needlepoint, flower arranging and canning. She also loved being a caregiver to family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Charles A. Palmer; daughters: Cheryl C. Ciampa, wife of Clem, Saltillo; Ellen M. Weicht, wife of Sonny of Warfordsburg; Rebecca L. Mellott, wife of Douglas of Warfordsburg; a son, Lonnie W. Palmer, husband of Debra of Warfordsburg; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Elaine Palmer and a brother, Delmar Mellott.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 25, at 2:00 p.m., at Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church. Pastor Richard Bernhard officiated. Burial was made in Warfordsburg Presbyterian Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 8th Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001 or Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church in care of Diana Kincaid, 6251 Thompson Road, Needmore, PA 17238.

Arrangements were by Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg.

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