Mrs. Palmore died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at McCrite Plaza, Topeka.
She was born May 27, 1933, in Burlingham, the daughter of George "Guy" and Hazel A. (Davis) Helmick. She had recently moved to Topeka from Tecumseh.
She graduated from high school in Bentonville, Ark. She was a telephone operator with Southwestern Bell and AT&T.
Mrs. Palmore was a member of Heritage Baptist Church and Telephone Pioneers of America.
She married Charles E. Palmore on Nov. 13, 1954, in Topeka. He died Nov. 12, 1998.
Survivors include three daughters, Joyce Edington, Lecompton, Janice Palmore-Perry, Tecumseh, and Linda Palmore, Tecumseh; a sister, Lila Hotchkiss, Wichita; and three grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to Heritage Baptist Church Building Fund, 4340 W. Sixth Street, 66608.