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Bonnie Palmer


1923 - 2016
Bonnie Palmer Obituary
Bonnie Jean Palmer, 92, ended her earthly journey for her eternal heavenly home on Tuesday (March 29, 2016) at the Newton Presbyterian Manor Claassen Neighborhood. She was born Nov. 9, 1923, to George and Hallie (Crobarger) Haun at her parent's country home in rural Sedgwick County. Bonnie graduated from East High School in Wichita in 1941. She attended a state university for one year. Bonnie married William Charles Palmer on June 28, 1942, at the chapel at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. They were married 58 years prior to Bill's journey home on March 29, 2001. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Newton. Bonnie enjoyed spending time with her loving family and many friends and was the most wonderful mother ever.

She is survived by sons Charles Edward Palmer and his wife Mary of Saginaw, Texas, Philip and his wife Lois of North Newton; daughters Phyllis Mary Graber and her husband Duane of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa and Carolyn Jean Palmer of Newton. She is also survived by grandchildren Barry Palmer, Cherry Sandeen, Darcy Graber and Kendall Graber and five great-grandchildren: Alexander and Nicholas Sandeen, Hallie Sandeen, Ethan Graber and Levi Graber. She is also survived by one niece and one nephew, a host of in-laws and many friends who she cared about deeply.

Funeral Mass will be 9:30 a.m., Saturday (April 2, 2016) at St. Mary Catholic Church in Newton with the Reverend Nicholas Voelker, celebrant. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be 6:00 p.m. Friday (April 1, 2016) at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel with the family receiving friends following the Rosary. Burial will be in the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Newton.

Memorials are suggested to the Newton Presbyterian Manor Employee Christmas fund or Mt. Pleasant Community School Music Boosters in care of Petersen Funeral Home.
Published in The Kansan on Mar. 31, 2016
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