Belva Hickey
B: 1935-08-13
D: 2020-06-02
View Details
Hickey, Belva
Mary Celina Lucero
B: 1946-03-28
D: 2020-05-31
View Details
Lucero, Mary Celina
Judith Douglas
B: 1956-03-26
D: 2020-05-30
View Details
Douglas, Judith
Jose Sanchez Espinosa
B: 1985-06-21
D: 2020-05-27
View Details
Sanchez Espinosa, Jose
Alex Rosas
B: 1994-12-20
D: 2020-05-27
View Details
Rosas, Alex
Matilda Bruner
B: 1936-05-03
D: 2020-05-22
View Details
Bruner, Matilda
Darrel Combs
B: 1942-10-26
D: 2020-05-22
View Details
Combs, Darrel
Helen Hoyt-Blackman
B: 1926-12-16
D: 2020-05-22
View Details
Hoyt-Blackman, Helen
Greg Geier
B: 1957-03-30
D: 2020-05-21
View Details
Geier, Greg
Micheal Brooks
B: 1974-01-21
D: 2020-05-19
View Details
Brooks, Micheal
Joey Garvey
B: 1963-01-15
D: 2020-05-18
View Details
Garvey, Joey
Leo Davis
B: 1951-07-24
D: 2020-05-17
View Details
Davis, Leo
Vicente Gonzalez
B: 1959-10-19
D: 2020-05-16
View Details
Gonzalez, Vicente
Jose Jesus Oceguera Fuentes
B: 1953-11-22
D: 2020-05-16
View Details
Oceguera Fuentes, Jose Jesus
Mildred Bentley
B: 1919-05-06
D: 2020-05-16
View Details
Bentley, Mildred
Forrest Schneider
B: 1921-01-12
D: 2020-05-15
View Details
Schneider, Forrest
Joyce Mcbride
B: 1927-09-11
D: 2020-05-13
View Details
Mcbride, Joyce
Sharon Fenton
B: 1944-09-21
D: 2020-05-10
View Details
Fenton, Sharon
Norma Jean Coen
B: 1941-04-07
D: 2020-05-10
View Details
Coen, Norma Jean
Aiden Hernandez-Diaz
B: 2012-08-28
D: 2020-05-10
View Details
Hernandez-Diaz, Aiden
Nu Nguyen
B: 1937-01-06
D: 2020-05-07
View Details
Nguyen, Nu


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
412 North 7th Street
Phone: (620) 276-3219
Fax: (620) 276-2115
Shirley Palmer

Shirley M. Palmer

Thursday, October 17th, 1935 - Thursday, April 18th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Shirley Palmer, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Shirley Palmer

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Shirley's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Shirley's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


Shirley M. Palmer, age 83, of Johnson, Kansas, died Thursday, April 18, 2019, at Stanton County Long Term Care Unit in Johnson, Kansas. She was born October 17, 1935, in Hooker, Oklahoma, the daughter of Harry Amos and Beulah Idel (Grounds) Thrall.

Shirley graduated from Rolla High School and attended Panhandle State University. She married Wendell Addison Palmer on January 7, 1955, in Guymon, Oklahoma. Shirley was a very talented and ambitious lady. She could do anything from baking cinnamon rolls to building fence. Shirley was a teller and proof room supervisor for over 20 years at a bank in Guymon, drove truck across country, was a flag lady for a highway crew, worked in the medial records department at the hospital in Johnson, and was a rural mail carrier until the age of 76 when she retired. Shirley was an accomplished artist in painting and drawing. Some of her hobbies included making jewelry, ceramics, photography, dancing, and listening to country music. Her passions included riding horses and spending time outdoors. Shirley was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Johnson.

Shirley is survived by one son; Kent Palmer and wife Rae of Colorado; one daughter, Gay Whetstone and husband Gary of Garden City; sister, Karen Brown of Gainesville, Virginia, step-sister, Veda Bressler, step-brothers, Terry Dibble and wife Lana, and Don Dibble and wife Mary; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Wendell; son, Douglas Addison Palmer; and brother, Clifton Thrall.

Memorial service will be Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at 10:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church in Johnson, Kansas with Reverend Richard Fitzgerald officiating. Inurnment will be at the Barton Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be given to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 715, Johnson, Kansas 67855.
Read Less

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Shirley

Service Details

  • Service

    Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 10:00am
    First United Methodist Church
    202 S. Nipp St.
    JOHNSON, KS 67855
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Shirley here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence

Gail Beggs

Posted at 09:39am
I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom/granny/friend. She truly was a remarkable woman. I don't think there was anything she could not do if she put her mind to it. I enjoyed the time I got to spend with her whether at the house or out dancing. I know she will be missed. I love the scripture in Revelation 21: 1-4. I know she will be kicking butt in heaven! See you later Shirley!

Josh Herald

Posted at 11:51am
Prayers to the family!

Chelsey Hoffman

Posted at 06:19am
I am deeply saddened to hear of Shirley's passing and I offer my sincere condolences. I know you will sorely miss such a wonderful presence in your family. In these difficult times, you can find great comfort in the hope for the future present in the bible at Revelation 21:4. This scripture references future conditions on Earth, in which there will be no more suffering or death. There is also a hope found in John 5:28, 29.  The resurrection that this Bible verse talks about will give us the opportunity to see our lost loved ones again. I know it will be a joyous time when you can see Shirley's beautiful smile once more!

Richard Kleffman Posted at 10:08am

I’m sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each