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Betty Lou (Felgenhauer) Palmer

February 4, 1930 ~ June 18, 2022 (age 92)

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   Betty Lou Palmer, 92 of Danville, passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. Per her wishes she has chosen to be cremated and graveside services will be at 11am on Tuesday, June 28th at Spring Hill Cemetery with Pastor Raymie Gordon officiating.

   Betty was born February 4, 1930 in Danville to Louis and Vernela (Ringler) Felgenhauer. She attended Danville schools through the eighth grade before entering the working world. Betty worked at Millikin’s and Woolworth’s before beginning a career at GE from 1955-1991. Even after retiring, she continued to work in the cafeteria at DHS until her husband became ill.

   Betty enjoyed dancing, playing BINGO and taking trips to the Peoria Riverboat when she was able. She loved to be outdoors, pulling weeds in her yard, taking walks, and sitting on her glider on the porch. She was a longtime member of the Gao Grotto and The Westville American Legion.

   At the age of only sixteen, Betty married Samuel “Jack” Palmer Sr. on November 9, 1946 and he passed away in 2006 after sharing sixty years together. She leaves behind her four grandchildren: Brondon Palmer (Joe), Karie (Mark) McDade, Jackie Hicks, and Samie Drown; numerous great grandchildren; a sister: Cheryl (Danny) Denton; and several nieces and nephews. Her close friends Jeannie, Joyce, Iris, and Vera, as well as her neighbor Toby Tevebaugh will greatly miss her as well. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sons: Samuel Jr. and David; and two sisters: Margaret and Barbara.

   Messages and memories may be left on our website at, or on the Kruger Funeral Home Facebook page. Donations may be made in Betty’s name to the Danville Illiana VA Medical Center, Palliative Care Unit.

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Graveside Service
June 28, 2022

11:00 AM
Spring Hill Cemetery
301 E. Voorhees Street
Danville, IL 61832

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