Dorothy Arlene Palmer, 85, of Urbana died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Reflections Memory Care, Savoy. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday August 22 with a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. at Renner-Wikoff Chapel & Crematory, 1900 S. Philo Rd., Urbana. Rev. Sam Stow will officiate. Burial will be at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Mayview.
Dorothy was born February 26, 1934 in Urbana, the daughter of Wilbur and Eva (Evans) Trotter. She married Joseph Lawson Palmer on November 23, 1960 at the First Presbyterian Church of Champaign. He preceded her in death on March 3, 2010. She is survived by her sons, Joseph H. Palmer (Patricia) of Urbana and Ronald D. Palmer of Los Angeles, CA. Two grandchildren, Lyndsey Breymeyer (Christopher) and Lacey Palmer and four great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Dorothy is a 1952 graduate of Urbana High School. She was safety coordinator for Laidlaw Co. and was a secretary at the University of Illinois and at UCLA. She was a member of Webber Street Christian Church, Urbana and also an organist at her church. She also played at weddings and for funerals at the local funeral homes. She was also a member of The Chorale under the direction Julie Beyler.
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