Helen V. (James) Palmer, 85

August 16, 2010
  • Helen V. (James) Palmer

-AUG. 13, 2010

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - Helen V. (James) Palmer, 85, formerly of Warfordsburg, Pa., entered into rest on Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, at Quarryville (Pa.) Presbyterian Retirement Community.

Born in Hancock, Md., she was a daughter of the late Grover and Caroline Brewer James.

Helen was the wife of the late W. Edward Palmer.

She was a 1943 graduate of Hancock High School and went on to graduate from Hagerstown Business College.

Helen was employed at the former Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corp. in Hagerstown.

Helen was a member of Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church and volunteered for Joy El Ministries' Released Time Bible Program.

Surviving is a son, Eugene E. Palmer, and wife, Kimberly, of Clear Spring, Md.; and a daughter, C. Virginia Palmer, wife of Gary Akers, of Quarryville, Pa. Also surviving are grandchildren, Kaitlin and Benjamin Palmer, along with Joshua and Zachary Akers.

Helen was preceded in death by brothers, Eugene H. and Edward B. James.


Funeral services will be Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, at Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church, 12941 Buck Valley Road, Warfordsburg, PA 17267, beginning at 11 a.m. Friends may visit with the family at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Please omit flowers. The family requests that contributions be made to the Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church or Hospice of Lancaster Co., P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

The arrangements have been entrusted to Dewald Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., Quarryville.

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