Sue B. Palmer, 100

Published 10:01 am Wednesday, January 26, 2022

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Sue B. Palmer, 100, of Owensboro, KY, passed away January 7, 2022. She was born in Hyden, KY on October 21, 1921, to Sophia Sutton and Mitchell C. Begley. Sophia came to Hyden to do missionary work after graduating from college and completing missionary training in Louisville. Mitchell was a prominent lawyer, born and raised in Leslie County where Hyden is the county seat. They married on June 15, 1919, in Prentiss, Mississippi where Sophia was born and raised.

Sue was married to Frank R. Palmer on November 10, 1956. She resided in Jacksonville, Florida from the early 1950s to 2010, when she moved to Winchester, KY to live with her sister Lillah. She and Lillah then moved to Owensboro in March 2020.

She was proceeded in death by her husband Frank R. Palmer; her daughter Frances Elaine Palmer; her brother, A. N. Begley; her sister Ruth Gover; and her sister Lillah Farmer.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son Potter C. Palmer III and wife (Margaret Groening) of Brooklyn, New York; daughter Sara Dean Palmer and husband (Thomas Crawford) of Brooklyn, New York; grandchildren Franklin Palmer and wife (Aysha Islam) of Bronx, New York; Louise Palmer, Eleanor Crawford, and Carla Crawford, all of Brooklyn, New York; and several nieces and nephews.

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Donations can be made on her behalf, in lieu of flowers, to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, the League of Women Voters, and the Winchester (Ky) Public Library.

A memorial service will be held in Jacksonville, Florida in the coming summer or early fall.

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