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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

Mrs. Beverly Ann (Foster) Palmer

1938 - 2021

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Mrs. Beverly Ann Palmer of Bloomington, Illinois, formerly of The Villages, Florida died in her loving husbands arms, with her daughter at her side at 9:37 am on Friday March 12, 2021, after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease.

She was born December 5, 1938 in Galesburg, Illinois the daughter of Gale and Ruth (Baker) Foster.

Beverly graduated from Abingdon High School, Abingdon, Illinois in 1956.  She married R. Duane Palmer, August 11, 1957.  She is survived by her loving husband, Duane, two of her three children, a son, Stephen Palmer of Colorado Springs, Colorado, a daughter, Kay Palmer of Bloomington, seven grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Jean Ann Palmer, and a grandson, Matthew Duane Palmer

Beverly went to work in the banking industry immediately after high school and was later an assistant County Clerk in both Knox and White counties while she raised her family and supported her husband in his career in the supermarket industry.  She and Duane owned and operated Mercer Market in Aledo, Illinois for nearly 20 years, retiring in 2005.  Beverly was active in many civic activities in the Mercer County area, including serving on the YMCA board and being a founding organizer of Country Bank.  Beverly was a loving and caring wife and mother and a faithful friend who never forgot a birthday or anniversary.  You would always get a card or a call from her and you knew she truly cared.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. 

Cremation will be accorded with burial in Abingdon Cemetery at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or the American Parkinson’s Association.  Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Service Galesburg Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com. 

Donations

Shriners Hospitals for Children
2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa FL 33607

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/

American Parkinson Disease Association
135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island NY 10305

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Sandy Miller

March 28, 2021 10:33 AM

Steve and Kay, my sympathies in the loss of your Mom.

Sandy (Roudenbush) Miller

Jim and Julie Duensing

March 21, 2021 8:49 AM

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts
Jim and Julie Duensing

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JACK LONG

March 19, 2021 6:36 AM

SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS DUANE..  YOU AND YOUR  FAMILY ARE IN OUR PRAYERS. .  WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE YEARS  WORKING WITH YOU AND BEV VOLUNTEERING AT ADVOCATE BROMENN. 

Carol & Ralph Morgan

March 18, 2021 9:03 PM

Ralph and I were so very sorry to read about Bev's death.  I will always remember her lovely smile and how she and Duane were always together - a real team.  I knew them through their volunteering at BroMenn Hospital - always sharing their time with others.  We have lost a truly wonderful person.  Our Sincere Sympathy.  

Iris Paulsen

March 16, 2021 6:11 PM

I will always remember Bev coming into the bank and her deposits were always correct for their store. She always had a smile. You seldom saw one without the other. She and Duane were a great couple. So sorry for Duane and her family. It was nice to know them.❤️

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