Frances Mary Palmer

Frances Mary Palmer
Frances Mary Palmer
Frances Mary Palmer
Frances Mary Palmer

Frances Mary Palmer, 93, of Amarillo, TX passed away on May 31, 2020.

Services will be at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Dr. Howard K. Batson officiating. Burial will be at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.

Frances was born in Wichita, KS on November 5, 1926, to Ruth and Andrew Keithline. She graduated from Wellington High School in Wellington, KS in 1944.

Frances married James Palmer on July 25, 1947 in Raton, NM. They moved to Amarillo, TX in 1961. Together they had five children, Kathryn, David, Nancy, Alice, and Anne. Frances and James were married for almost 62 years until his passing in 2009.

Frances was a member of the National Association of Railway Business Women. She worked for Santa Fe Railway for 42 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Palmer; sister, Emma Lou Arensberg; brothers, Andy Keithline and Jim Keithline; and son-in-law, George Cobb.

Survivors include her children, Kathryn Pressley and Vann Pressley, David Palmer and wife Beverly, Nancy Whipple and husband Robert, Alice Cobb, and Anne Frederiksen and Lanny Frederiksen; brother, Herschel Keithline and wife Carol Jean; sisters, Rosie Smith and husband Jack, and Pat Simpson; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Always A Sandie Scholarship, in honor of Frances Palmer, 2800 Paramount Blvd., Amarillo, TX 79109.

One Reply to “Frances Mary Palmer”

  1. Our thoughts and prayers go to the family. We are with you in spirit. I have so many wonderful memories of Aunt Frances from riding the train to Amarillo to Thanksgiving dinners with the Palmers to quiet talks about family. I am forever impacted by her quiet grace and beauty—inside and out. Love to all the cousins! Dana, Dan and Family

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