Obit: Palmer, Viola M. (1859 - 1910)
Contact: Steven Lavey
Surnames: WHITCOMB PALMER ROGERS JOHNSON
----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 05/19/1910
Palmer, Viola M. (15 May 1859 - 12 May 1910)
Viola May Whitcomb Palmer was born in Somerset Co., Maine, on May 15, 1859, and died at York, Clark County, Wis., May 12, 1910. She came to this state with her parents when but a child and for many years has resided among us. On Aug. 23, 1876, she was united in marriage to John Palmer of York and where she grew to young womanhood, there too, she made her home. It was her little kingdom and she its gracious queen, shedding light and love there and wherever she went.
The deceased leaves besides her husband, one son, Leigh, and two daughters, Sadie and Mrs. Wm. Rogers, all of York; a brother, Len F. Whitcomb of Park Falls, Wis., and a sister, Mrs. E.B. Johnson of Loyal, Wis. The funeral was held at the M.E. Church at York, May 14, the day preceding her fifty-first birthday. Rev. Pound preached the funeral sermon. The body was interred in the cemetery at York Center beside that of her eldest daughter Lelia, who preceded her in death ten years ago.
Sorrowing ones are left here, but not for long. Heaven now holds a greater charm for them, and though we mourn her as one who can never be replaced, we are comforted in the thought that for her, all suffering, all sorrowing are forever at an end. For her death had no sting. Hers was a beautiful Christian life, true to her Maker and her friends, and during her long residence among us has made a host of friends who mourn her death. There were many beautiful floral offerings from the school children and friends.
In conclusion let us say in behalf of the sorrowing family and relatives, whose hearts are filled with gratitude for the dear friends and those who in their time of trouble watched over her, giving her every care and attention and smoothing her pathway down to the dark river. Their gratitude cannot be expressed in cold printed words, but they await the opportunity to say in deeds what they cannot express in speech.
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