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Josephine M. Palmer

November 22, 1930 September 13, 2018
Josephine M. Palmer
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Obituary for Josephine M. Palmer

Josephine M. (Rhoades) Palmer, 87 of York transitioned to Heaven on early Thursday morning, September 13, 2018. She was the widow of Leonard J. Palmer, Sr. and at the time of his passing they shared 51 years of marriage.

Josephine was born on Nov. 22, 1930 in York to the late Leroy V. and Esther (Page) Rhoades.

Josephine worked and retired from York College of PA; in her spare time Josephine enjoyed shopping, decorating her home, working, going to church services, but most of all she loved spending time with her family.

Josephine was a member of Bethel AME Church for more than 40 years and she was a Woman who loved the Lord.

Josephine leaves to cherish her memory, three sons Leonard J. Palmer, Jr. (Bert), Andre’ A. Palmer, Sr. (Theresa) and Randy M. Palmer all of York; two daughters Vanessa A. Bailey (Rev. Robert O. Bailey) of Lancaster and Dawn V. Onley (Michael Otto); two brothers Donald Rhoades and Franklin Rhoades; three sisters Doris Woodyard, Mary Ellen Newby and Joyce Boanes; 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren; a special friend Barbara Jefferson and a host of nieces, nephews, cousin, family and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, Josephine was preceded in death by her siblings Forest Rhoades, Raymond Rhoades, Leroy (Jake) Rhoades, Durant Rhoades, Charles (Pick) Rhoades, Betty Smith, Ida Mae Hughes, Romaine Murray, Audrey Banks and Lillian Sullivan.

Home Going Services will be on Friday, September 21, 2018 at Bethel AME Church, 350 W. Princess St., York PA 17401 at 11:00AM with Rev. Katherine E. Rose, eulogist. Viewing will be prior to service from 9-11AM. Burial will be in Susquehanna Memorial Gardens, York.


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Friday

21

Sep

9:00 AM 9/21/2018 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 9/21/2018 11:00:00 AM
Bethel AME Church

356 W. Princess St.
York, PA 17401

Bethel AME Church
356 W. Princess St. York 17401 PA
United States

Celebration of Life

Friday

21

Sep

11:00 AM 9/21/2018 11:00:00 AM
Bethel AME Church

356 W. Princess St.
York, PA 17401

Bethel AME Church
356 W. Princess St. York 17401 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Susquehanna Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

250 Chestnut Hill Road
York, Pennsylvania 17402

250 Chestnut Hill Road York 17402 Pennsylvania
United States
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