Ilena Palmer

Ilena L. Palmer

Saturday February 8, 1936 - Thursday April 9, 2020
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Ilena L. Palmer, 84 years of the Belfast Community, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020.

Ilena was born on the home place February 8, 1936, the daughter of the late James Thaddeus and Edna Ethel (Maxwell) Palmer, Sr. Beside her parents, Ilena was preceded in death by five brothers, Paul, Ed, Dale, Jim, Ronald "Pete" Palmer; two sisters, Anna Graham and Geneva Snider; one niece.

Ilena was a 1954 graduate of the Belfast High School, a member of the Sweet Adeline's, Crafter's Club, lived and worked on the family farm until her passing.

Ilena is survived by one sister, Effie Behm of Belfast; one brother, Dean Palmer of Belfast: 24 nieces and nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Graveside service will be held at the Convenience of the Family at the Coss Cemetery. Pastor John Waugh will officiate. The Thompson Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.

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    Coss Cemetery
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    Hillsboro, OH 45133
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Karol Robinson

Posted at 08:29am
So sorry to hear this. Ileana was a great friend and neighbor. Always good to our children. Her cowboy cookies at the cookie exchange were the best! She will be missed.❤️

Leslie Ramsey

Posted at 11:48am
Dear Effie, Dean & Family:
So sorry to hear of Ilena’s passing. She was so devoted to your parents and I remember her coming to Hillsboro on a daily basis to make sure Dad ate properly when he was in the nursing center. I know you will miss her deeply, but I pray the great memories you’ve shared will help bring you peace and comfort in the days ahead. Love and sympathy for all!
Leslie Ramsey & Family

Nellie Williamson, Ivan & Chris Rakyta

Posted at 07:16pm
With deepest sympathy,
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richard M pulliam

Posted at 12:23pm
Dear Effie and family; I was always encouraged by Ilena whenever we met. A greeting--a smile and a comment of some kind. My appreciation of the whole Palmer family has been moments of joy through out the years so not only Ilena but the whole clan were people I could go to for support,advice and encouragement. Now Effie we shall let God give us comfort in the passing of Ilena and let you lead the way to the Palmer legacy. Bless you all and thanks for being my friend. skip and Kristen

Posted at 11:53am
Ilena, was a good friend that I and my dog Sugar loved and feel extremely Blessed to have known her!


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