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Mildred Palmer

A celebration of life for Mildred E. "Millie" Palmer 77, of Washington will be held Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 10:30AM at the Beatty Funeral Home in Washington with Pastor Fred Bickhart officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington. Visitation will be held from noon until 6PM on Wednesday, January 25 at the Beatty Funeral Home, where the family will greet friends from 4-6PM. A memorial fund has been established for the Sonshine Medical Assistance Program at the First Christian Church of Washington. Millie Palmer died Sunday, January 22, 2012 at Halcyon House in Washington.

Mildred Elaine (Bower) Palmer was born September 15, 1934 in Brighton, Iowa the daughter of Pete and Jessie (Bower) Groff. She graduated from Washington High School in 1953 and was united in marriage to Walter Palmer in 1955. Millie worked as a waitress at Dino's Restruant for a number of years and as a sales clerk at Goodwill Industries for 15 years. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Washington where she was a loyal and active supporter of many church activities. She was a regular at the Washington morning coffee club and always enjoyed visiting and spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include three daughters, Brenda (Tom) Craven of Lewisville, Texas, Bonnie Peiffer of Phoenix, Arizona, Janet (Rich) Riggan of Washington, Iowa, five grandchildren, Chad, Cory and Colin Peiffer and Erica and Austin Riggan.

Preceding Millie in death were her parents and her husband Walter in 1990.

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Millie was such a special person. I enjoyed working with her at the Goodwill. Our condolences to the family.

Linda Bartholow Jan 25 2012 12:00 AM

to brenda Bonnie and janet, this my deepest sympathy of your mom passing and i am praying for you that you may have comfort in the days ahead. I know it is hard to lose a loved one so keep the faith.

Jody brock adler Jan 24 2012 12:00 AM

Brenda, Sorry to hear of your mother's death. May God bless your family and give you many good memories with which to honor her. Marti (Roth) Walker

Marti (Roth) Walker Jan 24 2012 12:00 AM

Dear Brenda, we send our love, thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Glenda Thornal Jan 24 2012 12:00 AM

Our deepest condolences during this difficult time. We are keeping everyone in our thoughts and prayers. Keith, Lori, Olivia, Isabelle and Blake Jackson

Keith and Lori Jackson Jan 23 2012 12:00 AM

Extending my sympathy to your family with the loss of Millie. She was a dear friend and will be missed by all who knew her. God bless!

Sharon Niffenegger Jan 23 2012 12:00 AM

To the family of Millie Palmer: My sister (Ruth Dawson) was good friends with Janet, and I remember Millie always being so nice to both Ruth and I through the years. I hope that good memories surround all of you in the days and weeks to come. Peace to you and yours. Sue Ellen (Dawson) Hegstrom

Sue Ellen Dawson Hegstrom Jan 23 2012 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss, Millie was a wonderful lady and I will always remember her smile. Hold on to your memories.

Dixie Schlatter Young Jan 23 2012 12:00 AM

Millie was a sweet and loving aunt, always good-natured. Her daughters carry on her traits and we send them our love at this saddest of times.

Rachel Nicola & Dave Stoufer Jan 23 2012 12:00 AM