Thelma D. Palmer 1927-2018
BURTON — Thelma D. Palmer, 91, of Burton, and formerly of Cortland and Senacaville, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at the Burton Health Care Center.
She was born Feb. 20, 1927, in Neffs, the daughter of the late William and Iva Groves Dawson.
Thelma retired after 25-plus years of dedicated service from Packard Electric, a division of General Motors in Warren. She was a graduate of Bellaire High School, a member of the Eastern Star and helped start the Women’s Auxiliary for the Bazetta Township Fire Department.
Thelma was an avid reader, she enjoyed working outside, especially mowing her grass, crocheting, puzzles, fishing, time spent on the pontoon, traveling with her late husband, Richard, and her time spent in Arizona and Texas during the winters.
Thelma is survived by her daughter, Kathy Newcomb, and grandson, Matthew Newcomb, both of Garrettsville; brother, William Dawson of Cortland; sister, Evelyn (Jean) Davis of Shadyside, son-in-law, Donnie Nyako of Warren; and long time friends and neighbors, Fred and Amy Oliver and family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard F. Palmer, in 2008; a daughter, Sherry Nyako; a sister, Alvaretta Young; a brother, Carl Dawson; and a son-in-law, Thomas Newcomb.
Calling hours will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Black-Epperson Funeral Home in Senecaville, where services will begin at 1 p.m., with Evangelist Mark Beros officiating. Burial will follow in Senecaville Cemetery.