Wilma Palmer

Wilma  Palmer

Wilma Palmer, 95, of Ontario, passed away at her home on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 with her two children by her side.


Wilma was born on October 24, 1925 in Ontario, Ohio. She was the daughter of Orlo and Lottie (Camp) Rush. She was a member of the Ontario United Methodist Church for almost 80 years. She was a 1943 graduate of Springfield Township High School. Shortly after graduating from high school, she married the love of her life in 1944, Gerald Palmer, and the two shared 48 blessed years of marriage together. She retired from Prudential Insurance, and worked part time for Clyde Wharton Insurance as well. She worked briefly at Westinghouse and Forrest Machine Products. Wilma took much pride in caring for her family, as she loved them greatly. She loved to share her home cooking and her home canned goods with them. She enjoyed sewing, mowing her grass, gardening and tending to her flowers.


She leaves behind to cherish many fond memories her daughter, Connie Smith; her son, Gerald Palmer Jr. both of Ontario; her grandchildren, Jessica (David) Ralph of Bellville and Zachary Smith of Ontario; her great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Sawyer, Carter and Ellyott Ralph; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and a host of church family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband in 1992, Gerald Palmer; her son-in-law in 2010, Jack Smith; her sisters, Grace, Goldie, Hazel, Pearl, and Myrtle; and her brothers, Clyde, William, Robert, Wayne, and Orlo.


Family and friends may visit from 1:00-3:00 pm on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington Springmill Road. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, April 19, 2021 at the Ontario United Methodist Church, 3540 Park Avenue West, with an additional hour of visitation from 10:00-11:00 am at the church. Wilma will be laid to rest in Ontario Cemetery.

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