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November 2, 1926 ~ November 17, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old
Joy Palmer, 97, of Normal, IL formerly of Danville, IL passed away at 5:05 AM on November 17, 2023 at her daughter’s home in Normal, IL.
Ida Joy Palmer was born on November 2, 1926 the daughter of David L. and Sadie (Larson) Anderson in Danville, IL. She married Mayor David S. Palmer on December 21, 1947 in Danville, IL and he preceded her in death on March 9, 1985.
Survivors include her children, Jan (Darryl) Coffman of Normal, IL, Jeff (Lynn) Palmer and Greg (Maridale) Palmer of Danville, IL, and Robert Palmer of Ft Myers, FL, nine grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and six great great-grandchildren.
Joy is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Mayor David S. Palmer, son Curt Palmer, granddaughter Kristine, and brother, David Anderson, Jr.
Joy was a member of the First Baptist Church in Danville, IL and later attended her grandson’s church, Lexington Community Church in Lexington, IL. She was a Christian School Teacher for over 20 years and enjoyed spending her free time playing Scrabble, Dominos, working word search and crossword puzzles, reading her Bible, listening to church hymns and spending time with her family and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville, Illinois, 3940 N Vermilion St. Danville, IL 61834. Pastor Kendall Coffman will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Danville, IL. Visitation will be held from 9-10:00 AM on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Lexington Community Church at 515 S Pine, Lexington, Illinois 61753.
Please join Joy’s family in sharing memories, photos and videos on her tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com .