Joan D. PALMER, 88, of Scio, NY, died Sunday, July 29, 2018 in Hart Comfort House, Wellsville.
Born July 30, 1929, in Wellsville, she was the daughter of Frank and Viola Ball Palmer.
A graduate of Scio High School and Alfred University, she was a business teacher at Richburg High School for 32 years, retiring in 1985. At Richburg, Joan was instrumental in starting the school yearbook and was the bookkeeper for the boys basketball team. She spent summers working in the office at Scoville Brown in Wellsville.
She was a member of the Scio Church of Christ, Delta Kappa Gamma, and served as secretary of the Fairlawn Cemetery in Scio. Joan volunteered with SPCA and Office of the Aging, delivering meals on wheels and completing tax returns for seniors. A faithful attendee of her family’s sporting events, she was the first recipient of the Scio Ultimate Sports Fan award.
Surviving are: nieces and nephews, Nancy (Robert) Herring of St. Petersburg, FL, Stephanie Freas of IA, Sherry (Paul) Anderson of Cape Cod, MA, Daniel (Sharon) Crawford of Rochester, Douglas Crawford of Rochester, and Frank (Barbara) Robbins of Scio; many grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces, and great-grandnephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by sisters and brothers-in-law, Elizabeth (Earl Cozzi) Cundiff, June Palmer, Joyce (Alfred) Tucker, Janice (Alfred) Robbins; nephews, David Crawford and Jeffrey Crawford; and a niece, Susan Poole.
Friends may call Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY, where Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 12:00 Noon. The Rev. Glen Layfield will officiate. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery, Scio.
Memorials may be made to Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 206, Wellsville, NY 14895 or Hart Comfort House, 141 East State St., Wellsville, NY 14895.