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Ronald L Palmer

Ronald Leray (Pete) Palmer, age 89 of the Georgetown Ohio Veteran’s Home passed  away Sunday morning November 20, 2016 at the Mt. Orab Mercy Medical Center.  Pete was born in Lawshe, Ohio on May 7, 1927. He was the third of ten children born  to James Thaddeus and Edna Maxwell Palmer. Pete was on the Cradle Roll at the  Flatrun Methodist Church and attended Flatrun School in first and second grade.  A 1945 Graduate of Belfast High School, Pete was an outstanding athlete. He entered  the U.S. Army on September 11, 1945 and served as a muleskinner at Fort Sill,  Oklahoma before being assigned to Germany in World War II being honorably  discharged on February 1, 1947.  He married Ann Snider on April 11, 1951. Together they operated a farm near  Belfast, Pete was active in the Belfast United Methodist Church serving as Sunday  School Superintendent for many years. He served on the Highland County Farm  Bureau Board, was a member of a Farm Bureaus Council, the Highland county  Feeder Pig Association and the North Adams High School Boosters. He was an avid  hunter, sports enthusiast, and card player. Above all, his greatest joy was his family.  Pete is survived by his six children; Barbara (Fred) Yochum of Mowrystown, Beverly  (Dale) Smiley of Seaman, Nancy (Roger) West of Mowrystown, Ronald L (Debbie)  Palmer, Jr. of Belfast, Charlie (Debbie) Palmer of Seaman, and John (Amy) Palmer of  Leesburg; four grandsons, fourteen granddaughters, seventeen great grandsons,  fifteen great granddaughters, two step grandchildren and three step great  grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters Ilena Palmer and Effie Behm and a  brother, Dean (Sandy) Palmer all of the Belfast area, two sisters-in- law Gail Martin  of Canton, Ohio and Juanita Snider of Peebles, Ohio; one brother-in- law Robert (Luz)  Snider of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Thirty nieces and nephews and many cousins and  friends also survive.  Pete was predeceased by his wife, Ann (on October 17, 1982), his parents, four  brothers; Paul, Ed, Dale and Jim and two sisters; Anna Graham and Geneva Snider.  Following his career in farming, Mr. Palmer resided near Seaman for several years,  then relocated to the Ohio Veteran’s Home in Georgetown where he enjoyed trips,  volleyball, Poker, gardening and Bingo  A “Red, White and Blue” service was conducted at the Veteran’s Home on Sunday  with family, staff, and residents in attendance as a tribute to Mr. Palmer’s military  service. The family will receive friends at a visitation held on Tuesday November 22,  2016 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home/ Lewis  Sullivan Chapel in Seaman, Ohio. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home  on Wednesday November 23, 2016 at 2:00 PM with Richard Lloyd officiating. Burial  will follow at the Tranquility Cemetery, with military rights preformed by the  Adams County Honor Guard. Memorial Contributions can be made to the Ohio  Veterans Home Activity Fund.  To sign our online guestbook please visit us at  www.wallacethompsonfuneralhomes.com

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