Welcome to the memorial page for

Arlene L. Palmer

March 11, 1923 ~ October 17, 2017 (age 94)

Arlene L. Palmer, 94, of Wabash, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 7:43 p.m. She was born March 11, 1923 in Macy, Indiana to Roy and Edith (Worman) Collins. Arlene married John W. Palmer in May 1946.  He died in 1966.

Arlene graduated from Macy High School and attended Indianapolis City Hospital School of Nursing and graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1944.  She retired as an RN from Wabash County Hospital.  She was a member of the Wabash Christian Church and was an avid sports fan and very devoted to spending time with her family.  

She is survived by sons; Chris (Bobbi) Palmer, Wabash, Dennis (Sue) Palmer, Columbus, Indiana. Daughter; Teresa (Tom) LaFerney, Wabash. Brother; Donald ( Shirley) Collins, Howell, Michigan.  Grandson; Nick Palmer, Wabash. Granddaughters; Lisa K. Turner, Bloomington, Indiana and Kathy (Tim) Holwager, Columbus, Indiana. Sister-in-laws; Norma Collins, Rochester, Indiana and Mary Ann (Tom) Mendenhall, Dover, Indiana. Special family members; Gene and Erma Bunnell, Albuquerque, NM.  Many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  She preceded in death by her husband, parents and brothers; Herbert Collins, Norman Collins, Robert Collins and Larry Collins. 

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Ave, Wabash, IN 46992 with Reverend Haley Asberry officiating. Calling hours will be from 3 p.m. to 7p.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017 at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Marion, IN.

Preferred memorials can be directed to Wabash Christian Church, 110 West Hill Street, Wabash, IN  46992 and Wabash County Cancer Society, P.O. Box 144, North Manchester, IN  46962.  

Online Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.mcdonaldfunerals.com.

 Service Information

October 20, 2017

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McDonald Funeral Home
231 Falls Ave
Wabash, IN 46992

Funeral Service
October 21, 2017

11:00 AM
McDonald Funeral Home
231 Falls Ave
Wabash, IN 46992

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