Lois L. Palmer, 81

July 27, 2011

MARCH 21, 1930-JULY 26, 2011

Lois Lee Palmer, 81, of Hagerstown, Md., died at her home, Tuesday, July 26, 2011, in Hagerstown.

Born March 21, 1930, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late George William and Francis Elizabeth (Davis) Jones. She was the wife of 61 years to Howard Eldon Palmer Jr. of Hagerstown, whom she married March 27, 1950.

In addition to her husband, Lois is survived by one daughter, Brenda D. Sharrah; two sons, Edward B. Palmer and Ricky L. Palmer; two brothers, Ronald L. Jones and George A. Jones; two sisters, Helen L. Ayers and Ellen M. Perrell; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, all of Hagerstown.

In addition to her parents, Lois was preceded in death by one son, Curtis D. Palmer, who died in 1976.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 29, 2011, at the Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, Hagerstown. The Rev. Richard B. Haberkorn will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 28, 2011, at the funeral home.

The Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, Bryan K. Kenworthy P.A., 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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