Wanda Palmer


Edmore – Wanda Marie (Bailie) Palmer, age 90, of McBride, passed away unexpectedly, on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital. Wanda was born June 6, 1927 in Ithaca, the daughter of Samuel and Jessie M. (McClenathan) Bailie. Wanda was raised in Flint and graduated from Flint Northern High School Class of 1945. She was employed at AC Spark Plug in Flint for 29 years until retiring in 1979. She married Donald Palmer on January 11, 1947 in Flint.

She enjoyed crossword puzzles, Wheel of Fortune show, playing cards, attending church and her daily devotions. She also enjoyed attending Lakeview Baptist Church in Lakeview, MI, New Life Baptist Church in Leesburg, FL, and attending Potters House in Mt Pleasant. She was greatly loved by her family, and she greatly loved them.

Wanda will be missed by her husband Donald “Don” Palmer of McBride; three children Donald M Palmer of McBride, Ronald L (Wanda) Palmer of Blanchard, and Dale B (Vicki) Palmer of Flint; grandchildren Michael (Amy) Palmer, Michelle (Kenyan) Hopkins, Samuel Palmer, Mark (Andrea) Palmer, Ken (Megon) Palmer, Melissa (Ben) Carlson, Krystal (Justin) Humphries, and Kayla (Stephen) Worden; Eight grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; siblings Bob (Loraine) Bailie of Flint, Paul Bailie of Flint, Judy (Neil) Climer, and Prudy (Pete) Hannagin of Flint; several nieces, nephews, friends, and church family.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents Samuel and Jessie Bailie, and one sister Jean.

Funeral services for Wanda will be Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at Brigham Funeral Chapel in Edmore, MI, with Pastors Ron Ives and Zane Abberger officiating. The family will be accepting friends on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Interment will be in McBride Cemetery following the service. 



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