Phyllis Palmer

Obituary of Phyllis J. Palmer

Phyllis June DeGroot Palmer, 100, of Philipsburg, passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2023, at Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College, Pennsylvania.

Phyllis Palmer, daughter of Edward and Ruth DeGroot was born June 9, 1923 in Holloway, Michigan. She passed away August 13, 2023 after a brief illness. "Phyl" was married to Dr. Dale Horace Palmer April 8, 1944. Phyl was preceded in death by her husband, Dale, who passed away November 15, 2003 after 49 years of marriage. Also preceding her in death was a sister, Barbara Lowery and a brother Robert DeGroot, as well as her son, Gregory Dale Palmer on November 12, 2019.

She is survived by three children, Larry Allen Palmer, Mark Edward Palmer and Brenda Lea Palmer; eight grandchildren, Ian LeCron Palmer, Rory Dale Cram Palmer "The Elder", Mathew Gregory Palmer, Conor McLean Palmer, Rory McLean Palmer "The Younger", Eve Jeanette Leon, Nathaniel Maynard Palmer and Heather Renee Dix; twelve great-grandchildren, Sayde Elizabeth Palmer, Paige Albin Palmer, Anabel Mae Palmer, Abigail Ivy Accipiter, Phoenix Allen Accipiter, Aiden Zane Leon, Xavi Santana Leon, Emma Aleathea Palmer, Ethan Maynard Palmer, Evan James Hartman, Mya Laura Hartman and Skyler Allen Hartman.

Phyllis is a graduate of Adrian High school in Adrian, MI., 1941. She then received her RN from Saint Joseph Hospital Nursing program, in Wichita, KA.

She was a private duty nurse before working as her husband's nurse in their private practice in Wichita, Philadelphia and State College, PA.

A private memorial service will be Friday August 18, 2023 with Spence Garvin officiating.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be given to your local animal shelter or PAWS.

Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at

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