Betty Joyce (Massey) Palmer

January 21, 1927 ~ September 5, 2022 (age 95) 95 Years Old


Betty Joyce Palmer, 95 of Danville, went Home to be with her loved ones in Heaven on Monday, September 5, 2022 at Accolade Healthcare in Danville. Per her wishes there will be private family graveside services in the near future.

   Betty was born on January 21, 1927 in El Centro, California to Herman and Birdie (Tipton) Massey. She attended school through the eighth grade in California. Betty met the love of her life, Leo Palmer as a young girl at the skating rink. At the young age of sixteen she and Leo married before he was shipped off to serve in Korea during World War II. Upon his return from the war, the two moved to Danville.

   Betty loved her BINGO, enjoyed her gambling time when she lived in Vegas, and was an amazing roller skater when she was younger. She enjoyed walks through the woods with Junior and Smoke (her two grand-dogs), who were her faithful protectors. Betty was a longtime member of Vermilion Heights Christian Church.  

   Betty leaves behind her two children: Fred Palmer and Janet (Steven “Mike”) Starkey; four grandchildren: Cindy Palmer, Angie Turner, Michael Nelson, and Brian Nelson; two step-grandchildren: Michael David Starkey and Terry Carnahan; three great-grandchildren: Noah, Owen, and Brianna; and her step-great grandchildren: Brycie, Cole, and Johnny. She was preceded in death by parents, her husband Leo, and her siblings: Helen, Gertie, J.B., Gene, and an infant brother that passed at birth.

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