Alice Mae Palmer

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Alice Mae Palmer, 82, resident of Nevada, Mo., died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at the Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. She was born July 11, 1930, in Richards, Mo., the daughter of Cecil Aaron Burchett and Julia Angeline Lowry Burchett. She graduated from Richards High School. She married Edgar Eugene Palmer on Nov. 24, 1949, in Nevada. He preceded her in death on Mach 12, 1986. She worked for J.C. Penney Company as a clerk for 13 years before retiring. Alice was a strong supporter of Habitat for Humanity in Vernon County. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Nevada. She was the spiritual and emotional leader of her family.

Survivors include one daughter, Gail Jean Fleener and husband, Danny, Asbury, Mo.; one brother, Frank Burchett and wife, Mary, Fort Scott, Kan.; one sister-in-law, Marlene McCarter; two brothers-in-law, Robert McCarter and Larry Williams; five grandchildren, Danny Earl Fleener, Chandra Dawn Fleener, Christina Walsingham, Marlena Grace Walsingham, and Allison Holeman; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Bradley Kent Palmer.

The Rev. David Rorabaugh will conduct funeral services at 11 a.m., Monday, March 4, at the Cheney Witt Chapel, Fort Scott. Private burial will take place at the U.S. National Cemetery, Fort Scott. Memorials are suggested to Community Outreach, Nevada, and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701.

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