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Bonnie J. Palmer

d. March 29, 2016


Bonnie Jean Palmer 92, ended her earthly journey for her eternal heavenly home on March 29, 2016 at the Newton Presbyterian Manor Claassen Neighborhood. She was born November 9, 1923 to George and Hallie (Crobarger) Haun at her parent’s country home in Rural Sedgwick County, KS. Bonnie graduated from East High School in Wichita in 1941. She attended State University for 1 year.  Bonnie married William Charles Palmer on June 28, 1942 at the chapel at Lackland Airforce Base in San Antonio, Texas.  They were married 58 years prior to Bill’s journey home on March 29, 2001. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Newton, KS. Bonnie enjoyed spending time with her loving family and many friends and was the most wonderful mother ever.


She is survived by sons: Charles Edward Palmer and his wife Mary of Saginaw, Texas; Philip and his wife Lois of North Newton, Kansas; daughters: Phyllis Mary Graber and her husband Duane of Mt. Pleasant, IA and Carolyn Jean Palmer of Newton, KS. She is also survived by grandchildren: Barry Palmer, Cherry Sandeen, Darcy Graber, and Kendall Graber and is also survived by 5 great grandchildren: Alexander and Nicholas Sandeen, Hallie Sandeen, Ethan Graber and Levi Graber.  She is also survived by one niece and one nephew and a host of in laws and many friends who she cared about deeply.


Funeral Mass will be 9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 2, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Newton with The Reverend Nicholas Voelker celebrant. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be 6:00 p.m., Friday evening at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel with the family receiving friends following the Rosary.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery Newton, Kansas.


Memorials are suggested to the Newton Presbyterian Manor Employee Christmas fund or Mt. Pleasant Community School Music Boosters in care of Petersen Funeral Home.





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