OBITUARY - MARJORIE I. (DADY) PALMER
Marjorie I. PALMER, 77, of Clear Lake, Iowa, died May 22, 2000 at North Iowa Mercy Health Center in Mason City, Iowa.
Marjorie, the eldest of eight children born to Roy and Pearl (ALLEN) DADY, was born at Kellerton, Iowa on June 30, 1922.
She grew up at Kellerton and graduated high school from there in 1940. She was united in marriage to R. Archie PALMER in
1940 and they lived in Mount Ayr, Iowa where they raised three sons and two daughters.
Marjorie was a member of the First Christian Church of Mount Ayr where she served as elder, board chair and teacher. She
was an active volunteer with the Red Cross for many years and a member of the local chapter of the Business and
Professional Women's Organization.
After raising their children in Mount Ayr, Marjorie and Archie relocated to Des Moines where she worshipped and taught
Sunday school at Highland Park Christian Church. Marjorie worked for many years in the retail sales business and
contributed countless hours as a volunteer to the V.A. Hospital in Des Moines.
In 1985, Marjorie moved to Clear Lake. She was active in the Clear Lake Christian Church as a teacher and worked in retail
sales until the time of her death.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Pearl DADY; her husband Archie; two sons, Richard and Martin; a sister
Jan; and one brother Junior.
Marjorie is survived by her eldest son Robert PALMER of Decatur, Illinois; her two daughters, Louise DONALD of Pleasant
Hill, Iowa and Gerrie PALMER of Charlotte, North Carolina; six grandsons, one granddaughter and five great-grandchildren;
three brothers: Richard, Roger and Jerry; and three sisters: Arlene, Eunice and Joyce.
Funeral services were on Friday, May 26 at Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr with Reverend Larry SQUIER
and Reverend John BRILLO officiating. Musicians were Ginny EIGHMY and Dr. Collus LAWHEAD. Casket bearers were Mathew
DONALD, Adam DONALD, Sidney PALMER, Brian PALMER, Wayne COPELAND and Kelly MAIN.
Marjorie was laid to rest in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr.
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2010
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