Thelma Jane Palmer - January 30, 2016

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Available Wednesday, February 3, 2016

MARVIN, NC – Funeral services for Thelma Jane Palmer, 92, a resident of Marvin, North Carolina and formerly Ravena, New York, will be held 10:00AM Thursday, February 4, 2016 at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena. Friends may pay their respects between 9:00 and 10:00 AM on Thursday prior to the service. Ms. Palmer passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016 at her daughter’s home in Marvin, North Carolina after a long illness. Burial will be at Chestnut Lawn Cemetery, New Baltimore.


Thelma was born in July of 1923 in New Baltimore, New York. She was united in marriage to Walter Smith Jr. of Ravena in 1944. He preceded her in death in 1974. Thelma later married William W. Palmer of Ravena. He passed in December of 2003. Ms. Palmer was also predeceased by her infant son, Walter Smith III, and her two sisters, Clara Lockwood of Ravena, and Dorothy Imhoff of Saugerties, NY.


Thelma worked twenty years as a secretary for the RCS School District at Pieter B. Coeymans Elementary School in Ravena. She was a member of the Congregational Christian Church and enjoyed gardening and quilting until her illness in 2010.


Ms. Palmer is survived by her daughter, Joy Smith Aldrich (husband Ronald), grandchildren Adam R. Aldrich and Kelly Keel, and two great-granddaughters, Amina and Gwyneth.


Contributions in memory of Thelma may be made to the Congregational Christian Church, PO Box 326, Ravena, NY 12143