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Shirley Ruleman Palmer


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Shirley Ruleman Palmer

Germantown, tn

Shirley Ruleman Palmer, 81, of Germantown, Tennessee, died Sunday, October 8, 2017 after a lengthy illness. She was born in Memphis on January 13, 1936 to Wilbur and Alta Ruleman and graduated from Humes High School in 1953. After graduation Shirley went to work at the Mallory Depot where she met her devoted husband of 61 years, Charles, with whom she raised three children. She remained active with her fellow Humes High graduates and was a dedicated member of the Germantown Baptist Church choir for many years.

Shirley is survived by her husband, Charles; her children Steve (Jessica), Karen, and David; a multitude of nieces and nephews; and countless friends who supported and prayed for her during her long fight with cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Wilbur and Jack.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in Shirley's memory to the Germantown Baptist Church Music Ministry or the Baptist Reynolds Hospice House.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 13, at 11:30 a.m. at Memorial Park Funeral Home, 5668 Poplar Avenue in Memphis. Services will follow at 1 p.m.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Oct. 11, 2017
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