Evalene V. Palmer - 103
6/6/1913 - 11/2/2016
Byron – Evalene Viola Palmer, age 103 died Wed., Nov. 2, 2016 at Rockford Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 6, 1913 in Erie, IL the daughter of Harold and Annie (Miller) Matthews. She married Hank A. Palmer on Mar. 23, 1931 in Mt. Morris, Il , Hank preceded her in death in 1957. Evalene formerly worked at the Indian Village Restaurant, Kysor of Byron and cleaned houses in Oregon. She loved to crochet, garden, fish with family, loved her animals, and go to the casino. She was known by her family to always be making donuts and sweet rolls on Sunday afternoons for them. She was predeceased by her parents, husband Hank, 2 daughters; Darlene Holeton and Lois Himes, son Henry “Dick” Palmer, 3 sisters; Beulah Sullivan, Hazel Jones, and Elsie Fluck, 1 grandson Michael Holeton, 2 great grandsons Shannon and Robby Palmer, 1 great great granddaughter Gabrielle Holeton, she is survived by her daughter Dixie Dzielak of Byron, son Robert (Janet) Palmer of Grand Haven, MI, daughter-in-law Shirley Palmer of Leaf River, IL, 14 grandchildren, and many Great and Great Great Grandchildren. Funeral service will be 11:00 am, Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 506 W. Merchant Street in Byron, IL with the Pastor Randy Snider of the Cornerstone Family Church of Byron officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 9:30 am to 11:00 am at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Silver Creek Cemetery south of Leaf River. A memorial fund is established in Evalene’s name.
9:30 to 11:00 am, Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Byron, IL. prior to the funeral
11:00 am, Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Byron, IL.View Evalene V. Palmer's Guestbook