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Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home
Saturday December 4th, 2021
10:00am - 12:00pm

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Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home
Saturday December 4th, 2021

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Rose Hill Cemetery
Saturday December 4th, 2021

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Wanda Joy Palmer

Wanda Joy Palmer went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, November 26, 2021, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s, in Clemont, Florida. She was born Wanda Joy Mausey to parents John B. & Mary Ellen Mausey in Creal Springs, and was formally from Marion, where she resided for many years. She passed away peacefully with her family by her side.

Beloved wife of 66 years to Curtis E. Palmer of Clermont, FL, formally from Marion, IL; devoted Mother to two daughters, Cindy L. Palmer Brown of Houston, TX, and Crystal L. Plussa of Clemont, FL; loving Grandmother to Andy Murrie, of St. Louis, MO, Kyle Plussa of Naples, FL, and Nicole Plussa of Denver, CO.; loving Great Grandmother to William Evan Murrie and Anna Grace Murrie of St. Louis, MO. She is survived by her two sisters, Edna Beyers of Carterville, IL, and Faye Ogden of Arroyo Grande, CA, and was preceded in death by her other two sisters Wyona Moore Carter and Lavona Mausey ; and amazing aunt to many nieces and nephews.
She enjoyed her membership at the 2nd Baptist Church in Marion, working as a Sunday school teacher, and volunteering in many church activities. She enjoyed many hobbies, including gardening, baking homemade desserts, and always hosting family gatherings during the holidays. She will be missed by all!
Visitation will be held at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home on Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 10:00 AM till 12:00 PM. Funeral services will follow 12:00. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

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Curtis, so sorry of Wanda's passing. She was a good friend.

Jayne Etherton Dec 6 2021 11:54 AM

Edna, my heart goes out to you . Sending you prayers and hugs. Judi ( Lee) Martin

Judi Martin Dec 1 2021 3:24 PM

Curt and family: I'm so sorry for your loss. Wanda was such a sweet person, always with a bright smile, who loved her family dearly. She will be missed by many.

Diana Etheridge Dec 1 2021 2:34 PM

Memories of Aunt Wanda~

Her warm smile and a ready laugh.
Sunny, sparkling, joyful afternoons by the pool.
The twinkle in her eye, followed by a wink and a slice of homemade pie.
Her honest response, always spoken in love.
A gift of fresh, new Crayons – not the little box of 24, but the biggest and best with the sharpener built-in, because only the best would do.
Her closet full of wonders, dolls, and pageant dresses, helping us look, discover, seek, explore.
Whether summertime picnics or Christmas Eve traditions, a joy in family gathering close.
An unhurried walk to the lake, a thoughtful education on canoe safety, a delighted discussion of the life cycle of cicadas.
A fierce protector and supporter of family near and far.
Her home that smelled of love, laughter, joy, comfort, safety, and something delicious on the stove.
A home where I was always wanted, welcomed, and cuddled.
Sitting on her porch talking about life while Snowball the cat wrapped cozily around her ankle.
Her undying love and adoration for Uncle Curtis.
Her stern eye for Uncle Curtis when he threatened to come after us with a wet noodle.
Her brilliantly simple secret to a happy marriage that I carry with me still today.
Her deep contentment with life, nature, her past, and her future.
Her smile that always greeted me, happy to see that I was there, even after she could no longer remember who I was.
Always giving, always welcoming, always loving.
Her absence that will always be felt.
Always loved, always missed.

Natalie (Moore) Peters Dec 1 2021 7:19 AM

I've known Wanda for a long time. My father married her snd Curtis She was a very sweet lady. Sorry for your loss. .

Frances Cook Dec 1 2021 12:34 AM

Wanda was such a sweet person and so pretty. Our thoughts go out to Curt and the family. Praying for you all. We went to church at Second Baptist with the Palmers when they lived here.

Marge & Carl Patterson Nov 30 2021 12:00 AM

Wanda was always such a bright light. I enjoyed lunches with her and her sister, Edna. She treated me like family. She will truly be missed by all who knew her. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

Lisa Niggeman Nov 30 2021 12:00 AM