Glendora V. Palmer, 94

February 23, 2011

MARCH 3, 1916-FEB. 21, 2011

Glendora Virginia (Cunningham) Palmer, 94, a resident of Somerford Place in Hagerstown, Md., passed away on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at the Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown.

Born on March 3, 1916, in Mapleville, Md., she was the daughter of the late William Albert Evers and Gertrude Anna Florence (Gantz) Cunningham. Her husband of 62 years, Claude Franklin Palmer, preceded her in death on June 13, 1999.

Mrs. Palmer was a resident of Mapleville for 89 years and lived at Somerford Place for the last six years. She attended Boonsboro High School.

Glendora was first employed at the post office and store in Mapleville and also worked on the family farm. She went on to work for 16 years at Reisner Organ Works in Hagerstown, after which she was briefly employed at Rosens Department Store. She retired in 1978 from Town and Country Foodland, where she worked as the deli manager.

Mrs. Palmer was a member of Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, where she was a former Sunday school teacher.

When she was young, she was an accomplished berry picker and could pick 250 boxes in a day. She loved to travel with her husband, and they toured 43 of the 48 continental United States and parts of Canada.

Glendora is survived by her son, Wayne L. Palmer and his wife, Linda, of Parkville, Md.; three grandchildren, Collene D. Palmer of Cambridge, Md., Gregory W. Palmer and his wife, Wendy, of Keswick, Va., and Todd M. Palmer and his wife, Ginger, of Westminster, Md.; and two great-grandchildren, Kennedy and Taylor. She is also survived by one niece, four grand-nephews, and many cousins.

A funeral ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at the Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, Md., with the Rev. Robert G. Brennan Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Boonsboro Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be to Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, 134 South Main St., Boonsboro, MD 21713 or the Boonsboro Ambulance and Rescue Service Inc., P.O. Box 7, Boonsboro, MD 21713.

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