Obit: Palmer, Viola M. (1859 - 1910)
Contact: Steven Lavey
----Source: PALMER WHITCOMB ROGERS JOHNSON
----Source: LOYAL TRIBUNE (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 05/19/1910
Palmer, Viola M. (15 MAY 1859 - 12 MAY 1910)
Viola May Whitcomb Palmer was born in Somerset Co., Maine, on May 15, 1859, and died in the town of York, Clark County, Wis., on May 12, 1910. She came to this state with her parents when but a child and for many years has resided among us. On Aug. 23, 1876, she was united in marriage to John Palmer of York and where she grew up to young womanhood, there, too, she made her home. It was her little kingdom and she its gracious queen, shedding light and love there and wherever she went.
The deceased leaves beside her husband, one son, Leigh, and two daughters, Sadie and Mrs. William Rogers, all of York, a brother, Len F. Whitcomb of Park Falls and sister, Mrs. E. B. Johnson of Loyal.
The funeral was held in the M. E. Church at York May 14th, the day proceeding her fifty-first birthday. Rev. Pound preached the funeral sermon. The body was interred in the York Cemetery beside that of her eldest daughter, Lelia, who preceded her in death ten years ago.
Sorrowing ones are left here but not for long. Heaven now holds a greater charm for them and although we mourn her as one who can never be replaced, we are comforted in the thought that for her all suffering, all sorrowing are forever at an end. For her death had no sting. Hers was a beautiful Christian life, true to her Maker and her friends and during her long residence among us has made hosts of friends who mourn her death.
There were many beautiful floral offerings from the school children and friends.
In conclusion let us say on behalf of the sorrowing family and relatives whose hearts are filled with gratitude for those who in their time of trouble, watched over here, giving her every care and attention and smoothing her pathway down to the dark river. Their gratitude cannot be expressed in cold printed words, but they await the opportunity to say in deeds what they cannot express in speech.
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