Marian A. Palmer, 94, formerly of 1707 Blockville-Watts Flats Road, Ashville, died Wednesday Jan. 2, 2013, in Heritage Park Rehab and Skilled Nursing.
She was born Feb. 15, 1918, in Jamestown, a daughter of J. Alfred and Ellen Anderson Nelson.
She was a graduate of Jamestown High School and later Fredonia College.
She had been employed by Falconer Central School as a kindergarten teacher. She earlier had worked for schools in Mayville, Ashville and Panama.
She was a member of Blockville United Methodist Church, Retired Teacher Association and Harmony Quilters.
Marian was a loving, caring mother and grandmother, who cherished family time. In retirement, she enjoyed bowling, golfing, gardening, and quilting. She made quilts for all her children and grandchildren, finishing them in her 80s.
Surviving are five children: William (Deborah) Palmer of Blockville, Jane (Robert) Geertson of Jamestown, Nancy (Kevin) Krystofik of Auburn, N.Y., Christopher (Susan) Palmer of Ganesvoort, N.Y., and Julie Hall of Ashville; seven grandchildren: Megan Geertson, Andrew and Grant Krystofik, Matthew and Jonathan Palmer and Wesley and Bethany Hall; and a great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Albert Palmer, whom she married Nov. 23, 1944, and who died Jan. 25, 1989; her second husband, Merrille Cook, whom she married Feb. 4, 1991, and who died Feb. 29, 1992; two brothers: Arvid and Harold Nelson; and a sister, Margaret Nelson.
The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Carolyn Stow will officiate.
Burial will be in Blockville Union Cemetery.
Friends will be received for one hour prior to the service Saturday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Harmony Historical Society, Quilters Guild, P.O. Box 127, Ashville, NY 14710; or Blockville United Methodist Church, Ashville, N.Y.; or Panama Fire Department, Box 57, Panama, NY 14767.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Marian at www.lindfuneralhome.com.