Ethel May Palmer, 86, of Oregon, died on Friday, April 19, 2019 at KSB Hospital in Dixon.
She was born on Feb. 14, 1933 in Dixon, the daughter of John J. and Fannie L. (DuBois) Blackburn.
She married Joel R. Palmer on May 12, 1956 in Germany.
Ethel was a longtime member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oregon.
She was passionate to be with and spend time with her family and friends.
She previously worked for Wood Brothers, Attwoods, and the deli at the former Pineway Grocery Store.
She was a volunteer at the Rock River Senior Center, Oregon VFW, and the Mt. Morris Moose Lodge.
Ethel enjoyed playing bingo and singing karaoke, and loved animals.
She is survived by her son, Joel (Dory) Palmer Jr., of Oregon; daughter, Peggy (Tom) Corcoran, of Oregon; five grandchildren, Jennifer (Jason) Glodowski, Nicholas (Chelsea) Palmer, Rebecca (Brett) Chenong, Ryan (Jaime) Corcoran, and Kevin (Jennifer) Corcoran; seven great grandchildren, Mason, Chloe, Sadie, Mya, Jasmine, Andrew, and Henry; and special friends, Pat Medlar and Diane Palmer.
She was predeceased by her parents and husband, Joel.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 25 at 11 a.m. at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. Seventh St., Oregon.
Visitation will be Wednesday, April 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be at Chapel Hill Cemetery, Dixon.
A memorial fund has been established for the Rock River Senior Center, Oregon. Visit www.farrellhollandgale.com to leave a condolence.