Judy Palmer

March 29, 1949 - October 16, 2018
Kalamazoo, MI



Friday, October 19, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
McCowen & Secord Life Story Funeral Homes
Marshall-Gren Chapel
120 South Woodhams Street
Plainwell, MI 49080
(269) 685-5881
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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

West Michigan Cancer Center
200 North Park Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 382-2500
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Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Plainwell Flowers
117 S. Main
Plainwell, MI 49080
(269) 685-8055
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River Rose
(269) 692-3951

Life Story / Obituary


Judy Palmer, age 69, of Cooper Township, passed away on October 16, 2018. Judy was born on March 29, 1949 to Charles & Roberta (Patterson) Fox. Visit with her family and friends at a memorial gathering on Friday, October 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the McCowen & Secord Funeral Home Marshall & Gren Chapel; 120 S. Woodhams St. Plainwell, MI 49080. Judy’s family includes her husband of 44 years, Rich, her children: Richard Palmer, Brenda Sonnenberg, Melody (Butch) Arnold, Michelle Palmer and Betty Jo Hatfield; her siblings: Valory Havens, Victory Seekman, Marvin Fox, Gloria (Mike) Retherford; nine grandchildren: Sara, Chrissy (Dan), Andrew (Desirae), Josh (Sasha), Shawn (Ashley), Amanda, Dalton and Kori. Ten great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her grandson Stevie; her siblings: David, Richard, Albert, Betty, Larry, Roger and her son-in-law Louis. Judy loved to shop and drink coffee with her ladies. Judy was a big Detroit Tigers fan. She cherished family gatherings and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She had a Halloween party every year making hot dogs and invited all the kids in the neighborhood. Please visit Judy’s memory page at www.mccowensecord.com where you can archive a memory or photo and sign her memory book online. Memorial donations can be West Michigan Cancer Center.