Obituary: Mary McVey Palmer


Mary McVey Palmer, 93, of Noblesville, died April 1, 2014 at Carmel Health & Living in Carmel. Born March 4, 1921 in Kokomo, she was the daughter of Hershel and Dorcia (Simmerman) McVey.

She was a school cook at Sheridan High School and a manager at GC Murphy for more than 20 years. She also served as an officer of the Moose Lodge. She loved holidays, especially Christmas when she enjoyed making Christmas candy.

Survivors include her sons, Ron (Miriam) Johnson, Steven (Sandra) Palmer and Robert (Kay) Palmer; step-daughter, Lylith Lardon; brother, William (Francis) McVey; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Malcolm A Palmer; sister, Helen Hanner; brother-in-law, Guy Hanner; brother, James McVey; and sister-in-law, Doris McVey.

Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. April 4 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, 1150 Logan St., Noblesville. Funeral services are 11:30 a.m. April 5 at the funeral home with her grandson, the Rev. Dan Johnson, officiating. Burial will follow at Crownland Cemetery in Noblesville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Carmel Health & Living, 118 Medical Drive, Carmel, 46032.

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