Delbert Dean Palmer

Died: Sun., Apr. 7, 2013


9:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Sat., Apr. 13, 2013
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Apr. 13, 2013
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

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   Mr. Delbert "Dean" Palmer, 87, of Loraine died at 6:00 a.m. Sunday (April 7, 2013) in his home.

   Born April 19, 1925 in  Kahoka, Missouri, Dean was the son of Carl and Bertha Hammond Palmer. He married Doloris Ann Kline  on December 3, 1949 in Pickett, Arkansas. She preceded him in death on April 12, 2008.

   Dean liked to spend time with his friends and family, watch TV and loved to read the newspaper. He enjoyed bird watching, woodworking, decorating for all the holidays and especially loved his two little dogs Sam and Lucky.

   He was employed as a custodian and school bus driver for the Unit Four School District in Mendon for 14 years until his retirement in 1991.

   Survivors include nine children, Priscilla Murphy and her husband Dan of Cincinnati, OH., Linda Kramer and her husband Dean of Quincy, IL.,  Delbert Lee Palmer of Quincy, IL, Richard Palmer of Mendon, IL., Jimmy Palmer and his wife Donna of Quincy, IL., John Palmer of Loraine, IL., Dannie Joe Palmer and his wife Amy of Mendon, IL., David Palmer of Loraine, IL. and Becky Markey (Lance) of Carthage, IL.; thirteen grandchildren, Troy Murphy of Milwaukee, WI, Tony Murphy of Rockford, IL., Dr. Terry Murphy of Cincinnati, OH., Billy Cunningham of Indianapolis, IN., Amanda Demien of Jacksonville, IL., Jimmy Dean Palmer of Quincy, IL., Matt Palmer of Ewing, MO., Jonathan Dillinger of Quincy, IL., Jessica Howard of Quincy, IL., Brittney Palmer of Quincy, IL, Abbygail Palmer of Loraine, IL., Joshua Palmer of Mendon, IL. and Jessie Palmer of Anchorage, AK; thirteen great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; a sister Betty Frisbie of Colchester, IL. Also surviving are many loving nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

   Mr. Palmer was preceded in death by his parents; two great grandsons, Tad Murphy and McKenzie Murphy; a step brother, Bobby VonArx; a sister Norma Jean Myers and a nephew, Virgil Myers.

   Memorials services will be held Saturday morning at 11:00 in the  Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis Gartung officating. Inurnment will be in the Loraine Cemetery.

   Visitation will be held Saturday morning from 9:00 until 11:00 at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the Dean Palmer Memorial Fund.

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Jeff and Lera Whitaker
   Posted Tue April 09, 2013
Jeff and I are so sorry to hear about Dean he will be missed by alot of people..He was one of a kind a great man and one who could be a little onery on occasion...We will always remember the time they showed up on our door step when we lived in Nashville.Tenn. it was a great surprise they said they stopped to see us but Jeff and I knew they stopped to see Jennifer.Dean always called her little Mini Pearl and he always called me pokey.
He will missed that's for sure.

Carla (Homan )Shank
   Posted Thu April 11, 2013
Im so sorry for this loss to the Palmer family. Deno as I alsways called him in grade school was a great, kind man and I will never forget seeing him at school at the auctions in loraine or stillwell..

Pam & CK Garner
   Posted Fri April 12, 2013
Our sincere sympathy, prayers and thoughts are with all of you in the loss of your father and grandfather. I will always remember all the years he worked at the stockyard and his kind and joking ways.

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