Janet Kathryn Palmer, born Janet Kathryn Daulby on October 7, 1933 in DuQuoin, IL, peacefully passed away on August 3, 2023. She was a beloved wife, mother grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
Growing up in DuQuoin with her parents Lester and Alice (Johns) Daulby, Janet developed a strong connection to her family and the community. She built lifelong friendships during her early years and held onto them dearly throughout her life.
Janet married the love of her life, Averill “Big AL” Palmer of Christopher, IL, June 6, 1953. She experience a profound loss with Averill’s passing in 1994.
Janet had a passion for baseball and was a dedicated Cardinals fan. She always cheered for her beloved team with enthusiasm, most notably as she attended game 7 as they won the 2011 World Series.
Survived by –Son – Greg Palmer of Franklin, TNSon – Les Palmer and wife, Lori of Carterville, ILDaughter – Sandy Green and husband, Bill of Chesterfield, MO (formerly Herrin, IL)Grandchildren and their families –Lee Palmer and wife, Andrea and their children Audrey and Jack of ShilohCindy (Palmer) Calvin and her children Ada and Miles, along with her partner, Mark Savage of Columbia, MOAshley (Green) Wolkowitz and husband, Brad, along with their children Max and Hailey of Chesterfield, MOJosh Palmer and wife, Mary of Columbia, MOAmanda (Palmer) Carney and husband, Brad and children Alijah and Alexia Griffith and AnnaKate of Moberly, MOCourtney (Palmer) Oswald and husband, Brett and daughter Lainey of Springfield, ILBrother, Bill Daulby and wife Cathy of Avon Park, FL and several loving nieces and nephews.
Janet was predeceased by her parents, husband and sisters Arlene Willi of DuQuoin and her twin Jean Marlow of Energy. Janet’s memory will continue to live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved her. Rest in peace, dear Janet K. Palmer.
Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Evelyn’s House (an amazing BJC hospice facility that is piece of heaven on earth where loved ones can peacefully transition to their final resting place https://www.bjchospice.org/evelyns-house or Cardinals Care https://www.mlb.com/cardinals/community/donate-to-cardinals-care to help children in our community.