February 1, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009 11:00 am Middleburg United Methodist Church
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 5-8 pm
Joan Palmer, 79, of Middleburg, passed away Sunday, February 01, 2009 in her residence.
She was born March 15, 1929 in Bellefontaine, the daughter of Paul T. and Edith (Inskeep) Blackburn.
Joan was a member of the Middleburg United Methodist Church. She was the owner and operator of Joan Palmer Tax Accounting Service, and she ran a bakery out of her home. She also enjoyed writing, sewing, and she thoroughly loved traveling with family and friends.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Gene Palmer; her sons, Larry (Kris) Smith of Denver, CO, Paul (Linda) Smith of Middleburg, & Micah (Lori) Palmer of Bellefontaine; her daughter, Nancy (Michael) Patterson of Powell; her grandchildren, Bryan, Chad, Jayme, Abby, Christa, Carolyn, Paul Jr., Blake, and Grant; her great grandchildren, Conner, Ali, Madi, Scottie & Jacob, her sister, Jean Dixon of Middleburg; as well as numerous nieces & nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her 1st husband, Warren “Smitty” Smith.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 in the FRESHWATER, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home North Lewisburg. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 5, 2009 in the Middleburg United Methodist Church Middleburg, Ohio with Pastor Todd Gates officiating. Burial will follow in Middleburg Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to Universal Home Health Hospice, 701 S. Main St., Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311 or the Middleburg United Methodist Church, 11824 St Rte 287, P.O. Box 1, Middleburg, Ohio 43336.